Royalty Report: Solar, Semiconductors, Fabrication – Collection: 27747

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Category: Technology Licenses, Created On: 2022-04-28, Record Count: 20

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Category: Technology Licenses
Created On: 2022-04-28
Record Count: 20

Primary Industries

  • Solar
  • Semiconductors
  • Fabrication
  • Energy Resources & Svcs
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Material Composite
  • Energy & Environment
  • Coating
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Chemicals
  • Battery
  • Energy Conversion

IPSCIO Report Record List

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IPSCIO Record ID: 27747

License Grant
The Licensor grants to Licensee and its Affiliates the exclusive right and license, to make, have made, use, import or sell, including but not limited to in combination with Licensee’s intellectual property, the Licensed Products worldwide, subject to the patent coverage of the Licensed Patents, including the right to grant Sublicenses.
License Property
The Licensor has developed certain inventions pertaining to the production of silicon wafers using a nanocatalytic wet-chemical etch.

“Nanoparticle-Based Etching of Silicon Surfaces” 12/053,372
“Anti-reflection Etching of Silicon Surfaces Catalyzed with Ionic Metal Solutions”12/053,445
“Wet-Chemical Systems and Methods for Producing Black Silicon Substrates”PCT/US10/56417
“Efficient Black Silicon Photovoltaic Devices with Enhanced Blue Response”PCT/US11/27479

Field of Use
The Field involves Equipment and Chemicals to produce photovoltaic cells.

“7AC Field” means the field of (A) combination photovoltaic and solar thermal modules that provide both electricity and hot liquid, and/or (B) any system that uses combination photovoltaic and solar thermal modules that provide both electricity and hot liquid whereby the hot liquid is used for hot liquid dehumidification. The term “hot liquid” specifically excludes hot air.

“Liquid-Phase-Deposited Passivation” means passivation of photovoltaic cell by applying a liquid to the silicon surface, wherein the liquid produces a surface coating layer that provides passivation, with or without subsequent annealing steps.

Licensee is interested in acquiring certain rights to Licensor's Inventions and plans develop and commercialize a line of products related to the production of Black Silicon. The photovoltaic cells integrating the Licensed Intellectual Property using diffused emitter and Liquid-Phase-Deposited Passivation.

IPSCIO Record ID: 27673

License Grant
Licensor hereby grants and agrees to grant to Licensee, effective upon license Effective Date, a world-wide, non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid up and royalty-free license, without the right to sublicense, under the Licensor's Intellectual Property Rights, to make, use, sell, offer for sale, import or otherwise commercialize or exploit Licensed Products, to use the Licensor's Technology in connection with the foregoing, and to otherwise operate Licensee and commercialize its products as contemplated in the Master Agreement. It is understood that the foregoing license to Licensee includes, without limitation, the right to change and make improvements and extensions to the Licensor's Technology. Furthermore, it is understood that Licensee shall have the right to commercially exploit such changes and improvements in accordance with such license.  This is to be used in the manufacture of Licensee's solar modules.  

Subject to exceptions in this Agreement, Licensee shall pay royalties to Licensor for the use of MNIP. The royalty shall be based on two main elements the success of the relevant MNIP in achieving Cost Savings and the success of that MNIP in achieving Added Value.  MNIP means Material New IP.

Licensed Products means Wafers, Cells, and/or Modules, as the case may be, in which the Wafers are made using String Ribbon Technology.

License Property
The Licensor develops and manufactures multi-crystalline silicon wafers utilizing String Ribbon™ proprietary wafer technology. The technology involves a unique process to produce multi-crystalline silicon wafers by growing thin strips of silicon that are then cut into wafers. This process substantially reduces the amount of silicon and other processing costs required to produce a wafer when compared to conventional sawing processes. Silicon is the key raw material in manufacturing multi-crystalline silicon wafers. The wafers they produce are the primary components of photovoltaic “PV” cells which, in turn, are used to produce solar panels.

Licensed Products means Wafers, Cells, and/or Modules, as the case may be, in which the Wafers are made using String Ribbon Technology.  This is to be used in the manufacture of Licensee's solar modules.  The Licensor develops and manufactures multi-crystalline silicon wafers utilizing String Ribbonâ„¢ proprietary wafer technology. The technology involves a unique process to produce multi-crystalline silicon wafers by growing thin strips of silicon that are then cut into wafers. This process substantially reduces the amount of silicon and other processing costs required to produce a wafer when compared to conventional sawing processes. Silicon is the key raw material in manufacturing multi-crystalline silicon wafers. The wafers they produce are the primary components of photovoltaic (“PV”) cells which, in turn, are used to produce solar panels (also referred to as solar modules).

IPSCIO Record ID: 3143

License Grant
The Licensor signed a License Agreement with the Chinese Licensee for solar ink and paste technology.
License Property
Nanoparticle ink technology formulations of aluminum, copper, nickel and silver will be delivered using aerosolized jet, inkjet and spray coating methods and other non-contact printing techniques that will enable ultra-thin silicon wafers to be used for photovoltaic (PV) applications.  

Currently, solar cell wafers must be thick enough to survive the direct contact metallization processes, which use screen printing equipment that comes in direct contact with the wafer and can exert enough force to cause ultra-thin wafers to break. Silicon is the largest cost in conventional solar cell production and the primary material in solar cells, making up 50-60% of overall cost, by APNT's estimates.

Field of Use
Using methods such as inkjet, aerosol jet and spray coating — all non-contact methods — will allow solar companies to save substantial material costs on the amount of silicon used by enabling the use of thin wafers.

IPSCIO Record ID: 237238

License Grant
Licensor, an individual, grants to Licensee, its successors, assigns, and legal representatives, the irrevocable, world-wide right and license in and to the Technology and the Licensed Patents, including the right to make, have made, use, lease, sub-license and sell Wafers, Cells, Modules, Integrated Products and Other Products and to enforce any of the patent rights of the Licensed Patents.
License Property
Licensee owns or has rights in and to certain patents, patent rights, knowhow and technology relating to ribbon technology.

Wafer shall mean any ribbon substrate which would infringe a claim of a Licensed Patent.

Cell shall mean a single Wafer which is processed to provide electrical output.

Module shall mean a plurality of Cells which are connected with a common electrical output.

Integrated Product shall mean any product which is sold as a unit by Licensee and which incorporates a Wafer, Cell or Module as part of the unit.

Field of Use
Licensee is engaged in the development and marketing of products which incorporate ribbon technology, such as crystalline silicon photovoltaics and photovoltaic solar cells.

IPSCIO Record ID: 282958

License Grant
Licensor, a non-profit corporation affiliated with the University, hereby grants to Licensee for the term of this Agreement a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense except to Affiliates, under the Licensed Patents, to make, have made, use, and sell Licensed Products throughout the world.
License Property
Licensor has certain intellectual property related to a means of manufacturing solar cells, modules and arrays based on CulnGaSe2 and related materials encompassing; a multi-source physical vapor deposition process to form the CulnGaSe2 on a continuously moving substrate;  a method to coat a substrate with a metal that eliminates cracking and poor adhesion of the CulnGaSe2 layer; and, a process to deposit a CdS layer, all useful for production of photovoltaic conversion cells, modules, and arrays.

Licensed Products shall mean any solar cell, module, and/or array constituting an apparatus or article for the generation of electricity, characterized by a power rating in watts determined under standard conditions.

Field of Use
The licensed technology is relevant to the production of photovoltaic conversion cells, modules and arrays.  Licensee intends  to make, use, and sell products comprising solar cells, modules, and/or arrays which can be prepared using the intellectual property.

IPSCIO Record ID: 203449

License Grant
The United Kingdom Licensor desires to grant a license to certain Licensor technology, know-how, plans and designs related to
(1) the manufacture of SiC Fiber for use in the PV Field, which license shall be exclusive inside the PV Field, and
(2) the construction and operation of a SiC Fiber factory and perform related knowledge transfer and other services on behalf of Licensee.

Licensor grants an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable right and license under the Licensor IP within the PV Field only to
(i) Exploit SiC Fiber,
(ii) Construct and/or Operate the Licensee Facilities and
(iii) copy, distribute, display, perform and modify the Licensor IP for the purpose of engaging in the activities described.
The license granted shall be exclusive, even as to Licensor and its Affiliates, in the PV Field.

License Property
The patents include SIC base CVD process using CO2, and, C coating process.  SiC Fiber means a mono filament produced by the growth of silicon carbide on a substrate filament by chemical vapor deposition, being monofilaments usually greater than 70 microns diameter.

SiC Fiber is a 10 µm diameter crystalline silicon carbide (SiC) fiber with the highest temperature capability of any available.

Field of Use
The PV Field means the field of photovoltaics, solar power or any similar field of Technology that relates to the conversion of electromagnetic radiation (e.g., sunlight) directly into electricity, and, any field of Technology, including so-called String Ribbon Technology, that relates to a technique in which a sheet of material, including semiconductor material (e.g., silicon, germanium, etc.), metals (e.g., palladium, platinum, etc.), salts and/or certain man-made gemstones are grown directly from the molten stage, whether the sheet is grown in a vertical or horizontal direction.

IPSCIO Record ID: 328

License Grant
Japanese Licensor hereby grants to Licensee the exclusive License under the Patents, Technical Information and Intellectual Property Rights to manufacture, use, offer for sale, sell, import and/or lease the Products in the territory; provided, however, Licensee agrees not to manufacture any of the three Products listed in this Agreement at any time on or prior to June 30, 2006; provided further, however, that Licensee may start on the effective date to manufacture, use, offer for sale, sell, import and/or lease in the territory all subsystems related to any Products, including, but not limited to, the Nison Vesper submodule. For the avoidance of doubt, Licensor acknowledges and agrees that the License granted to Licensee under this Agreement includes the right of the Licensee to subLicense to any purchaser of the Products the right to use (but not manufacture) the Patents, Technical Information and Intellectual Property Rights.
License Property
Licensor was incorporated to, among other things, manufacture and distribute certain products and systems of Licensee in Japan in accordance with a Shareholders Agreement dated June 5, 1991.  This license is a result of Licensor buying a portion of the business of a semiconductor manufacturing equipment business and licensing back rights to Licensee.

The parties agree that the definition of Products includes subsystems related to the products (e.g. the Nison Vesper submodule) only to the extent such subsystems are incorporated in Products sold by Licensee to end-users of the Products and not to original equipment manufacturers.  Three products are covered by this agreement Spin Processor CENOTE, a single wafer wet station; Best, a wafer backside3 etcher, and Wet Station, an immersion process system.

Patent

Title
No.
number

number
Country

1
Method of recirculation of high temperature etching solution
63–248757
02–096334

1653241
Japan

2
Cleaning/ rinsing vessel for semiconductor wafer
03–350731
05–166787

2013691
Japan

3
Method for refinig etchant
05–253672
07–086260

3072876
Japan

4
Single wafer spin etching method
07–104581
08–279485

3459137
Japan

5
Etching method with hot phosphoric acid
07–216528
09–045660

3459141
Japan

6
Composition measuring method for buffered hydrofluoric acid for semiconductor wafer etching
07–163075
08–334461

N/A
Japan

7
Regeneration treatment apparatus for etchant and etching apparatus using the same
10–095836
11–293479

N/A
Japan

8
Cleaning apparatus
11–199868
2001–028356

N/A
Japan

9
Filter device with bellows damper and chemical–circulation treatment device for semiconductor wafer using the same
11–222204
2001–046815

N/A
Japan

10
Semiconductor wafer cleaning system
11–234855
2001–060574

N/A
Japan

11
Method of etching semiconductor wafer
11–271065
2001–093876

N/A
Japan

12
Device and method for etching semiconductor wafer
11–314794
2001–135611

N/A
Japan

13
Scrub cleaning device
2000–044343
2001–237209

N/A
Japan

14
Cleaning Equipment of wafer
2000–274592
2002–093764

N/A
Japan

15
Equipment and method for processing solution for semiconductor wafer
2001–009915
2002–217165

N/A
Japan

16
Wafer–cleaning device
2001–158580
2002–353183

N/A
Japan

17
The apparatus and the method of etching wafer
2002–42120
2003–243353

N/A
Japan

18
The apparatus of reclaiming etching liquid and method and apparatus of etching
2002–269405
N/A

N/A
Japan

19
The method of controlling the boiling chemical
2002–318730
2004–153164

N/A
Japan

20
The apparatus and the method of floating wafer chuck
2002–108651
2003–303871

N/A
Japan

21
The apparatus of wafer treatment and shaft
2003–47148
N/A

N/A
Japan

22
Etching method and equipment
2002–324795
2004–158746

N/A
Japan

23
Processing method and processing device before wafer inspection
2001–266653
2003–75312

N/A
Japan

24
Processing method and processing device before wafer inspection
2002–156835
2003–344243

N/A
Japan

25
Method for recirculating high–temperature etching soluthin
412444
N/A

4980017
USA

26
Method for purification of etching solution
305334
N/A

5470421
USA

Trademarks

Class of

NO
Trademark
goods
Designated goods

1 NISON
7
The apparatus of filtering recirculation etching liquid and other chemical machines and instruments

2 NISON
9
Automatic fluid– composition control machines and instruments

3 CENOTE
7
The apparatus of wafer etching, chemical machines and instruments

4 Stelna
7
The machines of chemical reaction and machines of separation, the chemical reclaiming etching apparatus, and other chemical machine and instruments.

Remark An application shall designate one or more items of goods on which the trademark is to be used, in one class of the classification of goods, prescribed by Cabinet Order.

Product
Product Name

Description

Spin Processor CENOTE
Single Wafer Wet Station

Best

                Wafer Backside Etcher

Wet Station

Immersion Process System

Field of Use
Products means any and all products, systems and subsystems now or hereafter produced by or under control of Licensee based upon the Technical Information given under this Agreement which are in the field of surface conditioning, cleaning, etch and stripping technology such as the Technical Information used in the products to this Agreement and any products, systems and subsystems to be used in the Field which will be developed, designed or invented, or otherwise acquired by Licensor in the future during the term of this Agreement.

IPSCIO Record ID: 29446

License Grant
The Seller sold to the Company all of their right, title, and interest in a patent application, Israel Patent Application Number 198369, for the design of and manufacturing method for a solar photovoltaic element. The technology underlying the Patent Application has the potential to be adopted as a standard in homes and businesses, and, if so adopted, it may have a significant impact on promoting solar power and efficiency.  Seller agrees to sell, assign, transfer and convey to Purchaser all of Sellers right, title and interest in and to the worldwide Patent Rights.
License Property
The Patent Application is for the design and manufacture of a solar photovoltaic element that absorbs the solar spectrum and enables an increase in solar energy conversion. The device will be manufactured on the basis of at least one vacuum chamber and includes many layers, including a reflective layer, an anti-reflective layer, and a protective laminating layer. As soon as we raise the necessary funds, we will use the raised proceeds to develop a working prototype of the invention. Once a working prototype has been developed, we will work to develop and manufacture the device or License the manufacturing and related marketing and selling rights to a third party.
Field of Use
The rights granted apply to the solar energy conversion.

IPSCIO Record ID: 362478

License Grant
This Amendment 4 modifies the royalty rates and other clarifications.

By the original agreement, for Project B Technology, Licensor grants a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nontransferable License under and to Licensors rights in Intellectual Property Rights and Know-How in Project B Technology
–   to engage in CDP Activities with IMI, and
–   to use, make, have made, import/export, offer to sell and sell Products within the Field.

License Property
Product means a solar panel comprising multiple CdTe-based photovoltaic cells that incorporates CDP Technology or is made by the use of CDP Technology.  CdTe means cadmium-telluride.

Project Technology means CDP Technology resulting from a Project.

Field of Use
By the original agreement, the Field means CdTe-based photovoltaic solar cells, panels, and modules including, but not limited to, their design, manufacture, installation, and integration. For the avoidance of doubt, Field does not include CdTe-based non-photovoltaic sensors or non-CdTe based photovoltaic solar cells and modules or their design, manufacture, installation and integration.

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaics describes a photovoltaic (PV) technology that is based on the use of cadmium telluride in a thin semiconductor layer designed to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. Cadmium telluride PV is the only thin film technology with lower costs than conventional solar cells made of crystalline silicon in multi-kilowatt systems.

IPSCIO Record ID: 6077

License Grant
The Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and non-exclusive License to use its Background IP solely for the purposes of Research & Business Development Program.
License Property
A collaborative research and business development program under which the Licensor and the Licensee will collaborate for the purpose of validating and undertaking the initial commercialization of the cover IP and machine schema for coating crystalline and polycrystalline substrates with SiNx anti-reflective coatings for the creation of silicon photovoltaics used to convert light into electricity.

IPSCIO Record ID: 203395

License Grant
Licensor grants a worldwide, nonexclusive license, revocable within limitations, under Licensors trade secret rights in the Licensed Process to make, import, export and sell Licensed Products.

Concurrently with this Agreement, the Parties are entering into an agreement defining the joint development of an enhanced process for implanting silicon wafers with oxygen and/or other ions and annealing such wafers.

License Property
Licensor has developed an improved method of implantation and annealing.

The Licensed Process shall mean the process for Implanting silicon wafers with oxygen and annealing, as practiced for commercial production in Licensors New York state facility, referred to as Routes 7NOO, 7VOO, 7AOO and 2VOO. Licensor represents that the twenty (20) wafers delivered to Licensee on or about November 10, 2000 were Implanted and annealed with the Licensed Process. The Licensed Process shall include Licensor Improvements only if such Improvements are subsequently licensed to Licensee. The Licensed Process shall further include the Enhanced Process, as defined in the Joint Development Agreement.

'Licensed Product' shall mean (a) silicon wafers or substrates implanted with oxygen and annealed according to, with the aid of, based on or using information disclosed hereunder (including the Licensed Process) that, as of the date of disclosure, is not excluded from the obligations of confidentiality by the provisions of Section 4.6; and (b) semiconductor devices and integrated circuits formed on silicon substrates licensed according to the preceding clause.

Field of Use
The Licensee has expertise in products for the implantation and annealing of semiconductor wafers with oxygen.

IPSCIO Record ID: 27829

License Grant
The Company entered into a License Agreement with the University whereby the Company will have a limited exclusive License to Integrated Power Source patents.
License Property
Two patents cover a compact power source that produces electricity from solar energy. Designed to be thin and extremely flexible, the self-contained power source can fit a variety of applications – even taking the shape of the device it powers.

The invention enables batteries in small electronic appliances to be charged and deliver power more effectively.  The patents are for the solar powered cell phone and iPod chargers.

IPSCIO Record ID: 189170

License Grant
The University and Licensee entered an exclusive license to make, have made, use, sell, or any combination of the Licensed Products and Licensed Processes in the Field of Use and the Licensed Territory.  Additionally Licensor granted to Licensee a limited exclusive eighteen month option to license Optioned Technologies Patent Rights.
License Property
The Licensed Technologies Patent Rights are for Compounds Containing Tetra-deca-chloro-cyclo-hexasilane Dianion; Method of Forming Functionalized Silanes; Method of Producing Polyalkylated Oligoalkylenepolyamines; and Method of Producing Cyclohexasilane Compounds.

The Optioned Technologies Patent Rights are for Liquid Silane-Based Compositions and Methods for Producing Silicon-Based Materials; Liquid Silane-Based Compositions and Methods of Fabrication; Method and Apparatus for Aerosol Direct Write Printing; Synthesis of Silicon Containing Materials Using Liquid Hydrosilane; Compositions through Direct Injection; Silicon Materials from the Processing of Liquid Silanes and Heteroatom Additives; Synthesis of SI-Based Nano-Materials using Liquid Silanes; Production of 1-Dimensional Supramolecular Assemblies Comprised of Cyclopentasilane and  Cyclohexasilane Rings Linked by Atoms, Molecules, and Ions; and Surface Modified Silicon Quantum Dots.

Field of Use
Licensee creates technology based solutions, products and services, that address energy-related market needs globally.  Licensees underlying technology is based on the production of a high value liquid silicon precursor, cyclohexasilane, CHS, for materials commonly used for manufacturing silicon-based semiconductors and solar cells.

IPSCIO Record ID: 4456

License Grant
The Licensee has an exclusive worldwide license and rights to sublicense any and all intellectual property conceived or developed under its sponsorship at the University.
License Property
Currently, research and development of the licensee's flexible, thin-film organic photovoltaic (OPV) and inorganic Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) technologies is being conducted at University's (Licensor's) research facility under the seven year 2013 Research Agreement dated December 20, 2013.

OPV are Organic semiconductors made from carbon-rich compounds with a structure tailored to optimize a particular function, such as responsiveness to a particular range of visible light. The use of organic compounds as semiconductors for commercial applications is very new.

Field of Use
Licensee is using it in organic semiconductor based photovoltaic cell technology.

OPV are Organic semiconductors made from carbon-rich compounds with a structure tailored to optimize a particular function, such as responsiveness to a particular range of visible light. The use of organic compounds as semiconductors for commercial applications is very new.  The Licensee is using it in organic semiconductor based photovoltaic cell technology. A particular advantage of OPV technologies is the low cost of the materials used for the solar energy generating layers. Additionally, all of the fabrication temperatures are low and environmentally “green”, greatly reducing the ancillary costs required in conventional solar cell production.  Furthermore, the growth of the thin film layers can be accomplished directly onto the plastic or metal foils and therefore is no need for energy-intensive and expensive epitaxial growth required by inorganic semiconductors such as silicon or GaAs. Rather, there is the opportunity to “print” organic solar cells onto continuous rolls of plastic in an ultra-high-speed manufacturing process. The potential for printed electronics – making solar cells “by the kilometer” rather than on one substrate at a time – makes OPV a potentially revolutionary step in the widespread acceptance and deployment of solar energy. Since the organic films are see-through, lightweight and extremely thin (in this case the entire structure is only 0.1% the thickness of a human hair), they can be made semitransparent and adjusted to any desirable color. As a result, there are significant opportunities to achieve heretofore unrealizable applications such as car paint that allows vehicle coating to act as a source of power for an electric car; windows that can be coated with a clear semi-transparent film that captures photons from the sun to provide power for inside of the building, and fabric that can be made coated in order to make clothes, tents, flags, or lightweight roll-out power mats.

Since the organic films are see-through, lightweight and extremely thin (in this case the entire structure is only 0.1% the thickness of a human hair), they can be made semitransparent and adjusted to any desirable color. As a result, there are significant opportunities to achieve heretofore unrealizable applications such as car paint that allows vehicle coating to act as a source of power for an electric car; windows that can be coated with a clear semi-transparent film that captures photons from the sun to provide power for inside of the building, and fabric that can be made coated in order to make clothes, tents, flags, or lightweight roll-out power mats.

IPSCIO Record ID: 91122

License Grant
Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a worldwide, exclusive, revenue-bearing license under Licensor’s rights in the Patent Rights and the Know-How to (a) make, use, sell, offer for sale, import and export Licensed Products that are within the Field of Use, and (b) and to practice Licensed Processes in the Field of Use.
License Property
Licensor has developed and/or otherwise possesses rights to certain technology related to the manufacture of semiconductors and, in particular, photovoltaic platforms and devices.

The lead technology, named Mears Silicon Technology™, or MST®, is a thin film of reengineered silicon, typically 100 to 300 angstroms (or approximately 20 to 60 silicon atomic unit cells) thick. MST® can be applied as a transistor channel enhancement to CMOS-type transistors, the most widely used transistor type in the semiconductor industrry.

Patent 6,741,634; 6,830,984, 6,833,294; 6,878,678, 6,891,188

Field of Use
“Field of Use” means the manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices, and all solar energy applications.

IPSCIO Record ID: 28401

License Grant
The University hereby grants to the Licensee and its Affiliates an exclusive, worldwide License to make, have made, use, offer for sale, have sold, sell and import Products within the Field and within the territory for a period of eight years from the effective date of this Agreement. If in the final year of the License Term Company is actively marketing and selling Products, then the License Term shall extend for another eight year term. Company shall have the exclusive right to grant SubLicenses to third parties.
License Property
The technology being Licensed is based on Assistant Professor of Chemistry’s “electronic glue” chemistry. This technology, management believes, has various commercial applications where more efficient transfer of electrical charges between nanocrystals is desired, such as printed semiconductors, roll-to-roll printed solar cells and printed nano-sensors.

Licensed Patents
Application Number Title Type Country Status Date Filed
PCT/US10/32246 Materials and Methods for the Preparation of Nanocomposites PCT United States Pending 4/23/2010
61/214,434 Materials and Methods for the Preparation of Nanocomposites Provisional United States Expired 4/23/2009
61/264,790 Materials and Methods for the Preparation of Nanocomposites Provisional United States Expired 11/28/2009

PCT/US10/32246  Disclosed herein is an isolable colloidal particle comprising a nanoparticle and an inorganic capping agent bound to the surface of the nanoparticle, a solution of the same, a method for making the same from a biphasic solvent mixture, and the formation of structures and solids from the isolable colloidal particle. The process can yield photovoltaic cells, piezoelectric crystals, thermoelectric layers, optoelectronic layers, light emitting diodes, ferroelectric layers, thin film transistors, floating gate memory devices, imaging devices, phase change layers, and sensor devices.

Field of Use
“Field” shall mean all fields of use other than devices and materials used and sold for their Peltier and/or Seebeck properties.

IPSCIO Record ID: 27206

License Grant
The Company agrees to grant to a Korean company the right to a processes involving technology, equipment design, and other intangible assets and property rights of value, all of which are useful with respect to the manufacture of Silicon Wafers.
License Property
The Company has developed over the years and possesses processes involving technology, equipment design, and other intangible assets and property rights of value, all of which are useful with respect to the manufacture of Silicon Wafers (as hereinafter defined) and certain value added features such as epitaxial layers.
Field of Use
Field of this Agreement means Silicon Wafers and processes, apparatus, equipment, and materials useful in producing Silicon Wafers consistent with the commercial requirements of PHC.

The Field of this Agreement shall not include processes, apparatus, equipment, and materials useful in producing polycrystal Silicon.

IPSCIO Record ID: 26585

License Grant
University grants to Licensee an exclusive license under the Rice Intellectual Property to make, have made, use, import, offer for sale, sell, lease, or otherwise transfer University's Licensed Products in the Field of Use in the Territory, with the right to sub-license, during the Term of this Agreement.
License Property
University is the owner of certain inventions, know-how and rights pertaining to the synthesis of uniform nanoparticle shapes with high selectivity, including without limitation all rights pursuant to the patent applications and issued patents listed.

Synthesis of Uniform Nanoparticle Shapes with High Selectivity – 60/911,721

Synthesis of Uniform Nanoparticle Shapes with High Selectivity 12/442,382

The Licensor is the owner of certain inventions and patent applications, know-how and rights pertaining to the synthesis of uniform nanoparticle shapes with high selectivity.
A Quantum Dot is a nanocrystal made of semiconductor materials that are small enough to exhibit quantum mechanial properties.

Nanoparticle are materials with features in the nanoscale, which features can be beneficial in a number of applications. Quantum dots are atomic crystals, tiny nanoparticles which can operate as up converters or down converters, emitting either photons or electrons when excited. The color of light emitted varies depending on the size of the quantum dot so that photonic emissions can be tuned by the creation of quantum dots of different sizes. Their unique properties as highly efficient, next generation semiconductors have led to the use of quantum dots in a range of electronic and other applications, including in the biomedical, display and lighting industries. Quantum dots also have applications in solar cells, where their characteristics enable conversion of light energy into electricity, with the potential for significantly higher efficiencies and lower costs than existing technologies, thereby creating the opportunity for a step change in the solar energy industry through the use of quantum dots in printed photovoltaic cells.

Field of Use
'Field of Use' means the manufacture and sale of photovoltaic cells and the manufacture and sales of quantum dots for photovoltaic applications.

Licensee shall demonstrate a working model of a thin film quantum dot solar cell product using the University's Intellectual Property by April 30, 2010. This working model shall achieve 6% efficiency at a manufactured cell cost of <$1.50/Watt, and have a consumer warranty regarding product lifetime performance comparable to existing photovoltaics.

IPSCIO Record ID: 28691

License Grant
University grants to Licensee an exclusive license under the Rice Intellectual Property to make, have made, use, import, offer for sale, sell, lease, or otherwise transfer University's Licensed Products in the Field of Use in the Territory, with the right to sub-license, during the Term of this Agreement.

The Licensee has obtained the exclusive rights to License and subLicense to develop, manufacture, market and exploit the Licensor's inventions, patent applications and any issued patents in the case of the Licensee, for the manufacture and sale of photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic applications and in the case of Licensee for the manufacture and sale of quantum dots for electronic and medical applications (excluding photovoltaic applications).

License Property
The University is the owner of certain inventions and patent applications, know-how and rights pertaining to the synthesis of uniform nanoparticle shapes with high selectivity.

Nanoparticle are materials with features in the nanoscale, which features can be beneficial in a number of applications. Quantum dots are atomic crystals, tiny nanoparticles which can operate as up converters or down converters, emitting either photons or electrons when excited. The color of light emitted varies depending on the size of the quantum dot so that photonic emissions can be tuned by the creation of quantum dots of different sizes. Their unique properties as highly efficient, next generation semiconductors have led to the use of quantum dots in a range of electronic and other applications, including in the biomedical, display and lighting industries. Quantum dots also have applications in solar cells, where their characteristics enable conversion of light energy into electricity, with the potential for significantly higher efficiencies and lower costs than existing technologies, thereby creating the opportunity for a step change in the solar energy industry through the use of quantum dots in printed photovoltaic cells.

With respect to the Licensor's patent applications, the Licensor made a provisional filing for an invention disclosure titled “synthesis of uniform nanoparticle shapes with high selectivity” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 13, 2007 and a subsequent utility filing on April 11, 2008 under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

PCT enables the U.S. applicant to file one application, 'an international application,' in a standardized format in English in the U.S. Receiving Office (the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), and have that application acknowledged as a regular national or regional filing in any State or region that is party to the PCT. Dr. Michael Wong is a director of the Licensee Parent and is the inventor of the Licensor’s patent application Licensed by the Licensee.

Patents
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Tech ID
Invention
Disclosure
Received
Invention Disclosure Title Patent Title Filing Date Serial Number Patent Type Country Inventors Pa
27014 8/31/06 Synthesis of Uniform Nanoparticle Shapes
with High Selectivity
Synthesis of Uniform Nanoparticle Shapes
with High Selectivity
4/13/07 60/911,721 Provisional U.S. Michael Wong,
Subashini Asokan
Synthesis of Uniform Nanoparticle Shapes with high Selectivity 4/11/08 PCT/US2008/060129 PCT PCT Michael Wong, Subashini Asokan On an “as is” basis as of the Effective Dae

Field of Use
“Field of Use” means the manufacture and sale of photovoltaic cells and the manufacture and sales of quantum dots for electronic and medical applications.

The Licensee is a start-up solar technology and quantum dot manufacturing firm with the opportunity to acquire a significant amount of both quantum dot and solar photovoltaic market share by commercializing a low cost quantum dot processing technology and a low cost quantum dot based third generation photovoltaic technology/solar cell, pursuant to an exclusive license agreement the University Licensor.

Our objective is to become the first bulk manufacture of high quality tetrapod quantum dots and the first solar cell manufacturer to be able to offer a solar electricity solution that competes on a non-subsidized basis with the price of retail electricity in key markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

IPSCIO Record ID: 280974

License Grant
Licensor and German Licensee are parties to certain litigation involving the 761 patent.

With this interim patent license, the Licensor grants to the German Licensee a non-exclusive, non transferable worldwide license under the Patent Rights, without the right to grant sublicenses, to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, and import Licensed Products during the Term of this Agreement.

License Property
Licensor is the owner of patents relating to wet processing of semiconductors.

Licensed Products shall mean drying equipment, wet bench products, and replacement parts .

Dryer Module shall mean drying equipment in an enclosed, self-contained, physically separate unit which performs rinsing and drying but no chemical treatment operation.

Field of Use
The field of use is the semiconductor wet processing business.
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