Royalty Report: Solar, Energy & Environment, Energy Resources & Svcs – Collection: 362478

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Category: Technology Licenses, Created On: 2022-04-28, Record Count: 19

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Category: Technology Licenses
Created On: 2022-04-28
Record Count: 19

Primary Industries

  • Solar
  • Energy & Environment
  • Energy Resources & Svcs
  • Semiconductors
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Material Composite
  • Fabrication
  • Coating
  • Energy Conversion
  • Building Mtls & Construction
  • AirWater
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Chemicals

IPSCIO Report Record List

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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: 362475

License Grant
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
Project B Technology means Project Technology resulting from a Project categorized by the parties as Project B.  In order for a Project to be categorized as Project B, the duration of the Project as measured by its start date and end date shall be greater than 3 months, and the Project consists of disruptive innovations, that are not currently on Customers existing roadmaps.

Project Technology means CDP Technology resulting from a Project.

CDP Technology means Intellectual Property Rights and Know-How resulting from the CDP Activities.

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.

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.

Field of Use
The Field means CdTe-based photovoltaic solar cells, panels, and modules including, but not limited to, their design, manufacture, installation, and integration.

Licensor will leverage Licensee's High Productivity Combinatorial (HPC) platform in the development of its advanced, CdTe-based, thin film PV manufacturing technology.

IPSCIO Record ID: 210153

License Grant
Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a license to make, have made for the Licensee for subsequent use or sale by the Licensee, offer for sale, sell, use, import and export the Products in the field of solar energy, in the Territory under the Patents and the Technical Information. This license is exclusive subject to the following terms In regard to certain of the patents.  Patents include Photovoltaic device assembly and method; Support structure for solar module and Connector system for photovoltaic array.  Licensor also grants a royalty-free use of the Trademarks solely in connection with the manufacture, promotion, use, sale of the Products in the Territory.  Trademark is “POWERHOUSE”.
License Property
Licensor has been engaged in the research and development of photovoltaic shingles and ancillary products and owns specialized knowledge, information, experience, patents and patent applications relating to the manufacture and use of products for use in the photovoltaic generation of solar energy.
Field of Use
Licensee is desirous of manufacturing, using and selling photovoltaic shingles and ancillary products and services products.

IPSCIO Record ID: 367568

License Grant
Licensor hereby grants to Chinese Licensee an exclusive, nontransferable, royalty-bearing license, without the right to sublicense, under the Intellectual Property Rights associated, solely internally and solely for the purpose of making, having made, using, selling, and offering for sale Products (including any Derivative thereof and any similar or new generation products designed to be integrated into tile roofing materials and utilizing polycarbonate or similar framing material) limited to the geographic area specified in the Territory.  This license does not permit the direct or indirect sale, marketing, or distribution of Products outside of the Territory.  For the avoidance of doubt, the license granted herein does not apply to any asphalt shingle solar tile product or solution, and any Product incorporating photovoltaic cells other than blue, black or grey photovoltaic cells shall be subject to the provisions in this Agreement herein. Licensor expressly reserves its own right to improve, modify, develop and create Derivatives of the Products, provided that, such Derivatives shall be subject to this Agreement and the license granted hereby.
License Property
Products means the products identified hereto, and any Derivatives thereof.
– 3 and 4 Foot solar tiles utilizing blue, black or grey photovoltaic cells, similar to those commercially described by Licensor as ‘Solar Save Tiles’, OEC spec 02-0042-2262-A 2×5 array and 02-0042-2265 2×7 array.
– Any similar or new generation products designed to be integrated into tile roofing materials and utilizing polycarbonate or similar framing material.
Field of Use
Field of use is for solar energy relating to clean energy solutions, innovative solar products and energy management applications.

The intellectual property is incorporated into its solar roof tile product and any similar or new-generation tile roof products. The solar roof tiles are 50 W, four-foot BIPV tiles and are available in different color panels.

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: 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: 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: 367571

License Grant
University / Licensor grants an exclusive license, limited to the Licensed Territory, under the Licensed Patents
and an exclusive license, limited to the Licensed Field and the Licensed Territory, under the Enumerated Know How and a non-exclusive license limited to the Licensed Field and the Licensed Territory under the Know-How to make, have made, develop, use, lease, import, export, offer to sell, sell and have sold Licensed Products and/or Licensed Processes.
License Property
Licensor is the exclusive licensee of certain inventions that are described in the Licensed U.S. Patent Application No. 12/630,398 titled Fabrication of Organic Solar Array for Applications in Microelectromechanical Systems and Others.

License agreement is related to the continuing development of a prototype flexible semi-transparent organic power foil (1ft by 1ft dimension) for an energy-generating window glass in building-integrated photovoltaic products.

Field of Use
Licensed Field shall include all applicable fields of use for the Licensed Patents, Licensed Product, and Licensed Process, including the use of starting materials; solar materials; substrates; substrate surfaces; methods by which materials or substrates are created and prepared; methods by which materials are applied to substrates and their surfaces; methods by which materials are protected from degradation; and methods by which materials and substrates are manufactured.

This agreement is entered for the continuing development of a prototype flexible semi-transparent  organic power foil (1ft by 1ft dimension) for an energy-generating window glass in building-integrated photovoltaic products.

Licensee’s ability to generate electricity on see-thru glass is made possible by making use of the world’s smallest working organic solar cells.  Unlike conventional solar systems, Licensee’s solar cells generate electricity from both natural and artificial light sources, outperforming today’s commercial solar and thin-film technologies by as much as 10-fold.

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: 274471

License Grant
Under this Agreement the Assignor, an individual of the United Kingdom, conveys all rights, title and interest to the Assignee to the several technologies set forth were developed by the Assignor, an individual, (the Technology).
License Property
The Assignor wishes to assign to the Assignee, a certain partially developed set of technologies, in need of further development work, Ebox or Solar Energy in a Box

The Technology is the “Ebox” or Solar Energy in a Box, , using energy harvesting processing technology through a innovative novel process without the use of large fixed panels in direct sunlight. Ebox is designed to be 10 times cheaper and 10 times more powerful than current technologies.
The Assignor and the Developer, including through their respective affiliates and principals, have utilized the Internet Of Things (IOT) and pioneered smart sensor technologies, whose core competency is innovative design and technological, robust solutions for complex scientific and industrial problems, including as applied to Ebox.

Technology includes the know-how, the blueprints, the mix of technologies including photonics (optical laser), PE (printed sensors on a PE substrate or other, software algorithm ( the protected software formulae), and other sub parts including executable Nano sensors and MEMS sensors, and any related printed, electronic and online documentation and any other files that may accompany the product,

TRL (Technology Readiness Level)
Current status

Sensors TRL 2-3

Completed system TRL 1
Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a type of measurement system used to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. Each technology project is evaluated against the parameters for each technology level and is then assigned a TRL rating based on the projects progress. There are nine technology readiness levels. TRL 1 is the lowest and TRL 9 is the highest.  When a technology is at TRL 1, scientific research is beginning and those results are being translated into future research and development. TRL 2 occurs once the basic principles have been studied and practical applications can be applied to those initial findings. TRL 2 technology is very speculative, as there is little to no experimental proof of concept for the technology.  When active research and design begin, a technology is elevated to TRL 3. Generally, both analytical and laboratory studies are required at this level to see if a technology is viable and ready to proceed further through the development process. Often during TRL 3, a proof-of-concept model is constructed. Once the proof-of-concept technology is ready, the technology advances to TRL 4. During TRL 4, multiple component pieces are tested with one another. TRL 5 is a continuation of TRL 4, however, a technology that is at 5 is identified as a breadboard technology and must undergo more rigorous testing than technology that is only at TRL 4. Simulations should be run in environments that are as close to realistic as possible. Once the testing of TRL 5 is complete, a technology may advance to TRL 6. A TRL 6 technology has a fully functional prototype or representational model. TRL 7 technology requires that the working model or prototype be demonstrated in a space environment. TRL 8 technology has been tested and “flight qualified” and it’s ready for implementation into an already existing technology or technology system. Once a technology has been “flight proven” during a successful mission, it can be called TRL 9.

Field of Use
This agreement pertains to the energy industry.

IPSCIO Record ID: 367569

License Grant
Licensor hereby grants to Chinese Licensee an exclusive, nontransferable, world-wide, royalty-bearing license, without the right to sublicense, under the Intellectual Property Rights associated, solely internally and solely for the purpose of making, having made, using, selling, and offering for sale Products (including any Derivative thereof and any similar or new generation products designed to be integrated into or affixed to membrane and similar flat roofing material, and any similar or new generation products ) limited to the geographic area specified (the Territory).  . Licensor expressly reserves its own right to improve, modify, develop and create Derivatives of the Products, provided that, such Derivatives shall be subject to this Agreement and the license granted hereby.
License Property
Products means the products identified hereto, and any Derivatives thereof Solar membrane products that embody, employ or are produced by any invention that falls within the claims of U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/964,612, which are designed to be integrated into or affixed to membrane and similar flat roofing material, and any similar or new generation products.
Field of Use
Field of use is for solar energy relating to clean energy solutions.

The intellectual property is incorporated into solar membrane product and any similar or new generation membrane products.

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: 130607

License Grant
Licensor grants to Licensee an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, and to authorize Third Parties to use, all Rayton Base Technology to the extent necessary for the use or practice of the Developed Technology (the “Licensed Rayton Base Technology”).
License Property
Licensor is in the business of manufacturing and marketing solar panels,

Rayton Base Technology

1.
Rayton Solar Inc. Patents

A. United States Patent Application 13/954,868 “Processes and Apparatuses for Manufacturing Wafers” filed 7/30/2013 Attorney Docket number YAKUB-54214
B. United States Patent Application 61/941,325 “Improved Wafer Manufacturing System and Related Process” filed 2/18/2014 Attorney Docket number RAYTON- 54454

Field of Use
Licensee is in the business of, among other things, developing and producing accelerator systems that utilize microwave ion sources

Using the particle accelerator co-developed, the Licensee is able to achieve close to zero waste and create cost-efficient Photo Voltaic modules.

IPSCIO Record ID: 3537

License Grant
This is a licensing transaction with an Australian Group for the manufacture and or assembly of AirWater machines and PV Solar Panels in Australia.

IPSCIO Record ID: 362476

License Grant
The Licensor and Licensee of the Russian Federation are entering a joint development program or JDP,  in which joint development teams from both Parties will utilize Licensor facilities, Dry Equipment, Wet Equipment and Informatics software to speed technology development and dramatically reduce time to market new, high-value products.

All Intellectual Property Rights and Know-How rights arising out of the sole activities of Licensor personnel and not Licensee personnel, on Licensee Projects shall be owned by Licensor.

Licensor grants a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license under such rights to practice such rights in the Field.

As part of the CDP activities, Licensee will provide to Third Party the use of its R&D platform, including the Equipment, and the services of its personnel, collectively CDP Services.  Additionally, in each instance, Licensee will grant licenses to Third Party under certain Intellectual Property Rights or Know-How and may sell, assign or transfer certain Intellectual Property Rights or Know-How, collectively CDP Licenses.

License Property
Licensor is engaged in, among other things, research, design, experimentation, development and commercialization in the area of and using HPC Technology.

CDP means an engagement between Licensee as provider of technology and/or services and Licensor or Third Party as customer and recipient of such technology and/or services, regardless of whether or not Licensee is paid for such engagement in which Licensee will use HPC Technology including Dry Equipment and Wet Equipment, in the Field in any way to test, screen, develop or evaluate technologies or intellectual property pertaining to the deposition, cleaning, stripping, etching, or patterning of chemistries, thin films, coatings or other materials on a stand-alone basis or in integrated devices.

HPC Technology means Intellectual Property Rights and Know-How related to techniques, methodologies, processes, test vehicles, synthetic procedures, technologies, systems, tools, tool configurations, tool designs or combination thereof, used for the simultaneous parallel or rapid serial design, discovery, synthesis, processing, process sequencing, process integration, device integration, analysis, or characterization of two or more compounds, compositions, mixtures, processes, or conditions, or the structures derived from such.

Field of Use
Field means the field of glass coatings, photovoltaics, power electronics and display.

The Licensee is focused on developing innovative thin-film solutions for the following applications glass coatings, PV, power electronics and displays.

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: 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
Rice
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: 3936

License Grant
Licensor hereby grants, bargains, assigns, licenses and conveys to the Licensee a performance based irrevocable exclusive license to utilize all of the intellectual property, including, but not limited to, the Assigned Patents, the Legacy Portion, and the Licensor Licensed Property (collectively referred to as the Licensor's Licensed Property) related to and necessary for the manufacture, assembly, and sale of Licensor's Solar Panels throughout the Licensed Territories.  The Licensee entered into an Intellectual Property License Agreement with the Licensors.
License Property
The Licensors agreed to provide the Licensee with several Licenses relating to the use of certain intellectual property in the manufacture of solar panels.  The Licensor's Solar Panels consists of two (2) primary parts i) Part A, which is represented by Patent Application, Reference Number 20070204899.
Field of Use
The rights granted is relating to solar power technology.

Sales by the Licensee of the Licensor's Solar Panels for uses within the Location of less than one (1 Megawatt shall be made solely to and through the Corporation and/or its dealers.  Under the terms of the License Agreement the Licensee shall also have the exclusive right within the Location, to use these panels in applications of 1MW and above and for such uses shall not be required to sell the panels to or through the Corporation and/or its dealers.  Applications above 1 MW means for commercial uses such as small and large power plants, etc. It does not mean multiple panel sales of more than 1 MW to any vendor for sale as individual units or any like transaction.

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