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|NANOCO TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140155640||Surface Functionalised Nanoparticles - The present invention relates to a process for the production of surface functionalised nanoparticles, such as the production of semiconductor quantum dot nanoparticles incorporating surface-bound functional groups which increase the ease with which the dots can be employed in applications, such as incorporation into solvents, inks, polymers, glasses, metals, electronic materials and devices, bio-molecules and cells. The method comprises reacting first and second nanoparticle precursor species in the presence of a nanoparticle surface binding ligand X—Y—Z wherein X is a nanoparticle surface binding group, Y is a linker group, and Z is a functional group, in which Y comprises a polyethyleneglycol group and/or Z comprises an aliphatic group incorporating a terminal unsaturated group, said reaction being effected under conditions permitting binding of said surface binding ligand to the growing nanoparticles to produce said surface functionalised nanoparticles.||06-05-2014|
|20140098515||Illuminated Signage Using Quantum Dots - An illuminated sign has a primary light source in spaced apart relation to a transparent or translucent substrate having quantum dot phosphors printed or coated thereon. The primary light source may be a blue LED, a white LED or an LED having a significant portion of its emission in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum. The LED may be a backlight for the transparent or translucent substrate and/or an edge light, a down light or an up light.||04-10-2014|
|20140091257||Preparation of Nanoparticle Materials - A method of producing nanoparticles comprises effecting conversion of a nanoparticle precursor composition to the material of the nanoparticles. The precursor composition comprises a first precursor species containing a first ion to be incorporated into the growing nanoparticles and a separate second precursor species containing a second ion to be incorporated into the growing nanoparticles. The conversion is effected in the presence of a molecular cluster compound under conditions permitting seeding and growth of the nanoparticles.||04-03-2014|
|20130326941||Quantum Dot LED's to Enhance Growth in Photosynthetic Organisms - Quantum dot (QD) LEDs useful for plant, algael and photosynthetic bacterial growth applications. The QD LEDs utilizes a solid state LED (typically emitting blue or UV light) as the primary light source and one or more QD elements as a secondary light source that down-converts the primary light. The emission profile of the QD LED can be tuned to correspond to the absorbance spectrum of one or more photosynthetic pigments of the organism.||12-12-2013|
|20130314698||Method For The Detection Of Defects In Gas-Barrier Films Using Quantum Dots - By forming nanoparticles from gas-phase precursors within cracks or defects in a gas-barrier film, crack-width may be determined from the diameter of the nanoparticles formed within. The optical absorption and emission wavelengths of a quantum dot are governed by the particle size. For a particular material, the absorption and/or emission wavelengths may therefore be correlated to the particle size (as determined from techniques such as transmission electron microscopy, TEM). Thus, fluorescence measurement techniques and/or confocal microscopy may be used to determine the size of quantum dots formed within a gas-barrier film, allowing both the size and nature of a defect to be determined. The method may be used to assess the potential effects of defects on the integrity of the gas-barrier film.||11-28-2013|
|20130190493||Surface Modified Nanoparticles - Surface-modified nanoparticles are produced by associating ligand interactive agents with the surface of a nanoparticle. The ligand interactive agents are bound to surface modifying ligands that are tailored to impart particular solubility and/or compatibility properties. The ligand interactive agents are crosslinked via a linking/crosslinking agent, such as hexamethoxymethylmelamine or a derivative thereof. The linking/crosslinking agent may provide a binding site for binding the surface modifying ligands to the ligand interactive agents.||07-25-2013|
|20130189803||Molded Nanoparticle Phosphor For Light Emitting Applications - A molded nanoparticle phosphor for light emitting applications is fabricated by converting a suspension of nanoparticles in a matrix material precursor into a molded nanoparticle phosphor. The matrix material can be any material in which the nanoparticles are dispersible and which is moldable. The molded nanoparticle phosphor can be formed from the matrix material precursor/nanoparticle suspension using any molding technique, such as polymerization molding, contact molding, extrusion molding, injection molding, for example. Once molded, the molded nanoparticle phosphor can be coated with a gas barrier material, for example, a polymer, metal oxide, metal nitride or a glass. The barrier-coated molded nanoparticle phosphor can be utilized in a light-emitting device, such as an LED. For example, the phosphor can be incorporated into the packaging of a standard solid state LED and used to down-convert a portion of the emission of the solid state LED emitter.||07-25-2013|
|20130153012||Hybrid Photovoltaic Cells and Related Methods - Embodiments of the present invention involve photovoltaic (PV) cells comprising a semiconducting nanorod-nanocrystal-polymer hybrid layer, as well as methods for fabricating the same. In PV cells according to this invention, the nanocrystals may serve both as the light-absorbing material and as the heterojunctions at which excited electron-hole pairs split.||06-20-2013|
|20130140600||SEMICONDUCTOR NANOPARTICLE-CONTAINING MATERIALS AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES INCORPORATING THE SAME - In various embodiments, the present invention provides a light emitting device cap configured for location on a light emitting device comprising or consisting essentially of a primary light source. The cap defines a well region within which is received a population of semiconductor nanoparticles such that the semiconductor nanoparticles are in optical communication with the primary light source of the light emitting device when the cap is located on the light emitting device. There is further provided a light emitting device comprising or consisting essentially of a primary light source and such a cap, as well as methods for fabricating such a cap and device.||06-06-2013|
|20130105839||SEMICONDUCTOR NANOPARTICLE-BASED MATERIALS FOR USE IN LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, OPTOELECTRONIC DISPLAYS AND THE LIKE||05-02-2013|
|20130075692||SEMICONDUCTOR NANOPARTICLE-BASED LIGHT EMITTING MATERIALS - A light emitting layer including a plurality of light emitting particles embedded within a host matrix material. Each of said light emitting particles includes a population of semiconductor nanoparticles embedded within a polymeric encapsulation medium. A method of fabricating a light emitting layer comprising a plurality of light emitting particles embedded within a host matrix material, each of said light emitting particles comprising a population of semiconductor nanoparticles embedded within a polymeric encapsulation medium. The method comprises providing a dispersion containing said light emitting particles, depositing said dispersion to form a film, and processing said film to produce said light emitting layer.||03-28-2013|
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