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Sept 22, 2016 3DIcon to Enter Battery Energy Storage Market
June 29 ,2016 3DIcon Announces the Signing of Exclusive Licensing Agreement Between Its Merger Partner, Coretec Industries LLC, and NDSU Research Foundation. Product Markets: Oil / Gas / Renewable Energy / Distribution of Energy Product Applications: Silicone Based Semiconductors: Jul 21, 2016 3DIcon and Coretec Industries LLC Target Semiconductors Energy Storage: Comsumer Electronics / Vehicles / Power Systems
TULSA, OK -- (Marketwired) -- 06/29/16 -- 3DIcon Corporation (OTC PINK: TDCP), a developer of 3D volumetric display technologies, announced today that Coretec Industries LLC (Coretec) has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation (NDSU/RF) for the development and commercialization of an IP portfolio of silicon-based materials technology.
Coretec will fund a team of scientists, led by Dr. Phil Boudjouk under a Sponsored Research Agreement (SRA) at North Dakota State University (NDSU), entered into in 2015, to support further development and commercialization of the technology within the growing markets of energy storage, solar power, microelectronics, and printable electronics. The exclusive licensing agreement, with the NDSU Research Foundation, provides access to 11 existing and 3 pending patents representing the global intellectual property around this silicon-based technology for these markets. In addition, Coretec has an option to acquire the exclusive licensing rights to an additional 16 patents within the next 18 months.
"We are excited to have this licensing agreement in place and to continue working with Dr. Boudjouk and his terrific team at NDSU," said Simon Calton, co-founder of Coretec. "While there is vast potential in terms of applications of the technology, our initial focus will be on energy storage, solar, microelectronics, and printable electronics, as we seek to generate immediate revenue for the company and build long term partnerships with manufacturers
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Company Intellectual Property
The best source of information for the Coretec Intellectual Property is the NDSU Research Foundation website, www.ndsuresearchfoundation.org. The following NDSU patent families have been licensed to Coretec: Deposition of Amorphous Silicon Films and Printed, Flexible Electronic Circuits (RFT-39) ; Composition and Method of Forming Functionalized Cyclohexasilanes (RFT-265) ; Efficient Processes to Produce Polyalkylated Oligo-ethyl-polyamines (RFT-324) and Routes for Superior Synthesis of Cyclohexasilane (RFT-325)
An option to license has been purchased by Coretec for the following NDSU patent technologies: Micro Cold Spray Enables Fine Features without the Heat (RFT-336) ; Roll-to-Roll Synthesis of Silicon Thin Films from Liquid Silanes (RFT-447) ; Silicon Thin Films with Embedded Heteroatoms (RFT-449) ; Continuous Synthesis of Si Nano-Crystals using Liquid Silanes (RFT-454) also : RFT- 233 , RFT- 498 , RFT- 501, RFT- 315 and RFT- 11.
The Coretec intellectual property is a combination of issued patents and pending patents in various countries. Each may include multiple patents.
Intellectual Property History, Status & Rights CSpace®
On May 26, 2009, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) approved the pending patent called "Volumetric Liquid Crystal Display" for rendering a three-dimensional image and converted it to US patent No. 7,537,345. On July 16, 2013, USPTO approved the pending patent called “Computer System with Digital Micromirror Device,” and issued US patent No. 8,487,865.
CSpace Patents are as follow: On December 28, 2010, USPTO approved the pending patent called “Light Surface Display for Rendering a Three-Dimensional Image,” and issued the United States Patent No. 7,858,913. On August 21, 2012, the USPTO approved a continuation patent called “3D Volumetric Display” and issued the US Patent No. 8,247,755. On December 13, 2011, USPTO approved a continuation patent called “3D Light Surface Display,” and issued the US Patent No. 8,075,139. On July 31, 2013, 3DIcon filed provisional patent called “Ultra High-Resolution Volumetric Three-Dimensional Display,” (US patent application serial No. 61859145).
Through a SRA with the University, we have obtained the exclusive worldwide marketing rights to certain 3D display technologies under development by the University. The development to date has resulted in the University filing eight provisional patents; five of the eight provisional patents have been combined and converted to five utility US patents, one pending European patent and one pending Japanese patent.
Key Patents Exclusively Licensed to 3DIcon from OU:
| ||· ||“3D Volumetric Display” - 8,247,755, August 21, 2012 |
| ||· ||“3DLight Surface Display” - 8,075,139, December 13, 2011 |
| ||· ||“Light Surface Display for Rendering a Three-Dimensional Image” - 7,858,913, December 28, 2010 |
| ||· ||“Volumetric Liquid Crystal Display” - 7,537,345, May 26, 2009 |
| ||· ||“Computer System with Digital Micromirror Device” - 8,487,865, July 16, 2013 |
International Patents Granted
| ||· ||“Light Surface Display for Rendering a Three-Dimensional Image” - Japanese Patent Number 5,594,718, August 15, 2014 |
International Patents Pending
| ||· ||“Light Surface Display for Rendering a Three-Dimensional Image” - European Application Number EP07755984, Filed April 25, 2007 |
| ||· ||“Ultra High Resolution Three-Dimensional Display” - July 26, 2013 |
| ||· ||“Holoform Projection Display” - March 12, 2013 |
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Professional 3D Applications
CSpace has a wide market for potential applications in such fields as medical imaging (CT, MRI, dental), baggage and cargo scanning, military performance-mission planning, tactical awareness, decision support, and post engagement assessment-engineering and geospatial exploration, education and training applications, entertainment applications (video games), air traffic control systems, space transportation systems, and earth science research. For example, CSpace provides volume rendering of the surface and the interior of any human organ, which could increase the effectiveness of real-time imaging systems such as fMRI that are central to future medical care and research (prototype image of human rib cage). Other types of displays, such as holographic displays, can render objects but are unable to show an interior view; those displays would not be effective in applications that require rendering of object interiors such as medical images, cargo scanning for homeland security, and others.
The CSpace Volumetric Imaging System (static volume display technology) is the company's flagship technology that is being rapidly developed.
CSpace uses a clear volumetric image space within which invisible nano-size up-conversion material is dispersed. A volumetric 3D image is rendered when invisible laser beams are precisely directed into the image space, exciting the nano-materials to emit visible light and thus display a full color, volumetric image. CSpace does not require viewing aids or glasses, does not cause viewer fatigue during prolonged use, and is capable of producing translucent images for viewing the inside of images, such as human organ, cargo containers, baggage, ocean or terrain features, or troop carriers, all of which are beyond the capabilities of other current display methodologies. CSpace is pure, static
3D display that doesn't require mechanical rotational movement and has the potential to generate 3D images with a resolution
up to 800 million voxels -- eight times that achieved by a typical mechanical swept-volume display.
Development of 3DIcon's 3D Volumetric Display Technology, CSpace®, to Be Accelerated by Its Merger With Coretec Industries
Coretec / 3Dicon
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Keen is a significant shareholder in 3DIcon and has been a member of the Board since November 2007. Mr. Keen is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Trinity College. Until November 2010 he was the chair of the Tax Practice Group at Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm and one of the 100 largest law firms in the world with more than 800 attorneys. In November 2010, Mr. Keen became Of Counsel to the firm and has since devoted the majority of his time to charitable board memberships, as well as real estate investments in New York City. For more than ten years Mr. Keen served on the board of Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR), a developer of “Smart Glass” through licensees around the world. For more than five years, he served as the head of the Compensation Committee for Research Frontiers. Mr. Keen holds the position of Board Observer for Egenix, Inc., a bioresearch firm focusing on developing treatments for several specific cancers. Mr. Keen has been an active investor in a number of private companies, both start up and later stage, including: Lending Tree, acquired by IAC Interactive Corp. (NASDAQ:IACI); Circle Lending, Inc., now part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group; and Rollover Systems, Inc., a privately held company involved in the matching of individual IRA/pension accounts with appropriate managers.
Ronald W. Robinson : Chief financial Officer : Ronald W. Robinson, CPA, was a partner in three large local CPA firms spanning the last forty years, the latest of which was Sutton Robinson Freeman & Co., P.C., from 1999 through 2010, of which he was the managing partner and performed SEC/PCOAB audits for several clients, including 3DIcon Corporation. He has been an SEC compliance and accounting consultant for 3DIcon Corporation since 2010. He is licensed to practice by the Oklahoma Board of Accountancy and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Robinson is a graduate of East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, with a BS in Accounting
SIMON CALTON : Director
In his role at 3Dicon / Coretech, Mr. Calton will focuses on business development, financial management, and structuring funding, among other roles. His financial expertise will strengthen the Company’s ability to bring to market the Silicon-based technologies developed in conjunction with 3Dicon / Coretec’s partner companies.
DENNIS ANDERSON : Director
Mr. Anderson is a serial entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience and expertise in creating, funding, and/or managing technology-based startups and emerging companies primarily focused on research, development, and commercialization of new biotechnology and biopharmaceutical products for human and veterinary markets.
While in the private sector, Mr. Anderson was involved in the creation and growth of six technology startup companies and raised, in aggregate, more than $400 million in capital for these companies.
He subsequently spent 11 years in the office of research, creative activities, and technology transfer at North Dakota State University (most recently as an associate vice president) developing, procuring funding, and managing various high technology research centers and programs, especially those funded by both federal and state governmental agencies as well as small and large private sector partners.
Mr. Anderson possesses expertise in intellectual property creation, procurement, development,technology transfer (including licensing), and commercialization of various technologies and associated IP both
private sector and academic settings. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Microbiology) from North Dakota State University and M.Sc. (virology) from Kansas State University
RONALD DOMBROWSKI : Director Mr. Dombrowski possesses over 25 years of global sales and operations experience, growing and scaling both startups and Fortune 500 technology companies. He is a business-driven sales management and marketing executive, delivering outstanding returns leading, managing, and directing sales and marketing operations to higher levels of performance. Mr. Dombrowski is a persistent marketing leader that identifies business opportunities that others often miss, managing innovative brand strategies across multiple product categories that ultimately drive millions of dollars in revenue.
His immediate contributions in expanding business and forging relationships and leveraging well-established networks are expected to bring both short and long term sales results to 3Dicon / Coretec, as will his extensive management experience in leading sales, coaching and overall direction. Mr. Dombrowski is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management
Doug Freitag is the Vice President of Technology and Business Development of 3DIcon. Doug has more than 30 years of experience in commercializing advanced materials with much of it involving Silicon-based materials. He has supported over 100 clients developing technologies for energy, medical, electronic, photonic, military, space, industrial, transportation, agriculture and optics markets, and has over 70 publications and 8 patents.
Doug Freitag has previously worked with Phil Boudjouk and Dennis Anderson at North Dakota State Universitys Research and Developement facilities as an consultant.
Mr. Douglas Freitag has served as an advisor to Coretec in the area of Federal Business Development and silicon technology commercialization. He brings over 30 years of experience in commercializing advanced materials with much of it involving Si based materials. He is the owner of Bayside Materials Technology, established in 1992 to provide business development, technology scouting, funding raising and engineering services to industry and academia.
Mr. Freitag has supported over 100 clients developing technologies for energy, medical, electronic, photonic, military, space, industrial, transportation, agriculture and optics markets. Companies and academia supported include Dow Corning, Schott Glass, Saint Gobain, Corning, General Electric, NDSU, UDRI, Triton Systems, Ascent Solar, Avery Dennison, Degussa, Forza, General Atomics, MOOG, GeneSiC, Silatronix, and Solvay, among others.
During his career Mr. Freitag held various engineering management positions at Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, and Ford Motor Company. In addition to being the owner of Bayside Materials Technology, a technology based Federal Business Development firm, he serves as the Technical Director for the US Advanced Ceramics Association and the Vice President of Technology and Business Development for a publicly traded Company. His education includes Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Dr. Phillip Boudjouk is the inventor of Si technologies being licensed from NDSU and will serve as a technical advisor to the company.
Dr. Boudjouk is a Jordan A. Engberg Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Professor at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for nearly 40 years. He also served as NDSU’s vice president for research, creative activities, and technology transfer at NDSU from 1999 to 2014.
A recipient of many honors and awards for research and instruction, Dr. Boudjouk is tenured professor in department of chemistry at NDSU with over 167 publications and 30+ patents and patent applications. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in silicon chemistry (most notably cyclohexasilane (“Si6”)-based technologies) and is a prolific inventor of a variety of silicon-based compositions and related IP.
The team is led by Dr. Philip Boudjouk : He is assisted by Mr. Kenneth J. Anderson,Dr. Kostia Pokhodnya and others. The team's current emphasis is on chemistry of polysilanes, especially CHS, and its ability to form novel derivatives and complexes. They have also been studying the chemistry of silicones using new pathways developed for manipulating the branches on a silicone backbone, allowing great flexibility in incorporating new properties in silicone derivatives.
As reported previously, it is anticipated that the research activities surrounding the silicone intellectual property (involving as it does a lighter weight material than the glass material currently being employed) could result in the improvement of 3DIcon's CSpace image space material, which would mark the final step in the completion of its volumetric, three-dimensional display. A recipient of many honors and awards for research and instruction, Dr. Boudjouk is tenured professor in department of chemistry at NDSU with over 167 publications and 30+ patents and patent applications. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in silicon chemistry (most notably cyclohexasilane (“Si6”)-based technologies) and is a prolific inventor of a variety of silicon-based compositions and related IP.