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Scottsdale, AZ Superconductor Company Receives Patents for A-axis Materials, Enabling More Efficient Transportation and Storage of Electricity
Ambature Announces Issuance of 6 Additional USPTO Patents; Ready to Launch Licensing Programs
Scottsdale, Arizona – September 7, 2016 – Ambature, Inc., the technology leader in proprietary A-axis superconductive materials, today announced it has received notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the issuance of four (4) new patents and the allowance of two (2) additional patents for its core A-axis materials and films made from its A-axis materials, as well as patent issuances in China, Japan, Russia and Taiwan.
“These additional patent grants are a significant milestone in Ambature’s history,” said Ronald Kelly, CEO of Ambature, Inc. “Our superconductive materials enable more efficient transportation and storage of electricity in a host of existing and new applications. We are now in a position to launch our licensing programs and invite licensees to visit our website to review our portfolio.”
Superconductors are the technology behind a number of key industry innovations, including MRI machines, maglev trains, quantum computers, fault current limiters (that protect the electric grid), transformers, generators, motors, power storage and military applications.
A-axis superconductive materials have improved operational characteristics such as increased temperatures, electrical charge, magnetic, mechanical and other properties. Ambature has also recently expanded its patent portfolio to superconductive powders and paints that can be used on irregular surfaces and wire applications.
About Ambature, Inc.
Ambature, Inc. is an Intellectual Property (“IP”) licensing firm that has created superconductive materials for approximately 21 families of technical implementations and specific product applications, each family individually addressing multi-billion dollar markets. Ambature has 201 patents issued or pending with over 3,500 identified claims, which represents the largest number of all issued and pending patent claims in the world in the area of superconductivity owned by a single entity. For more information, visit Ambature’s website at www.ambature.com or call 480-659-3910 (US).
The energy equivalent of several kilograms of TNT surged into the coil, bathing the 0.003-carat crystal in its bore in one of the strongest magnetic fields ever generated.
From the magnet came a small boom like the sound of a foot stomping, said engineer Jérôme Béard—but thankfully, no explosion. His calculations held up.
With that magnetic blast and a subsequent series of identical ones executed last winter, researchers at the National Laboratory for Intense Magnetic Fields (LNCMI) in Toulouse, France, uncovered a key property of the crystal, a matte-black ceramic in a class of materials called cuprates that are the most potent superconductors known. The findings, reported this week in the journal Nature, provide a major clue about the inner workings of cuprates, and may help scientists understand how these materials allow electricity to flow freely at relatively high temperatures.
Historically, economic considerations associated with filing patents have been given insufficient consideration. Portfolios have been created without a thorough investigation of where markets are heading, how competition is performing and how the IP a firm generates relates to its business strategy. It comes thus at no surprise that significant portfolios sit gathering dust. According to recent survey data by the E.U.’s ‘PatVal’, 36% of European patents are not used for industrial or commercial purposes. In specific sectors, such as chemical- based and electronics- based industries the number of unused patents can be as high as 75-90%. Data from Japan is not much more encouraging either, where apparently 50% of patents are not used. The world is not that gloomy, however. At the same time, as dormant patents are observed all over the world, a range of high visibility patent sales & IP-driven M&A transactions can be documented in the market as well.
Theory of high Tc Superconductors
POC: Paul Von Allmen
A silicon valley startup company, Ambature LLC, fabricated and tested a material that arguably holds promises for room temperature superconductivity. The material system consists of conventional YBa2Cu3O7-δ material with a proprietary surface treatment. Ambature asked JPL to provide theoretical support that will improve the understanding of the experimental data and further improve the performance. In 2011, we have computed the bulk electronic structure of YBa2Cu3O7 and YBa2Cu3O6 using first principles methods. We have also started optimizing the positions of the surface atoms in preparation of the study of atomic adsorption processes. In a parallel effort, we are developing a mean-field theory to compute the superconducting properties of these materials.