Palo Alto, CA., Nov. 21, 2016

OneD Material announced today the recent grant of an important Japanese patent covering certain aspects of its silicon-graphite anode technologies. The patent was published in the official gazette on March 9th, 2016. The first inventor is Dr. Yimin Zhu, OneD Material’s Chief Technology Officer.  A copy of the granted Japanese patent and the corresponding international patent application (PCT/US2010/035435) can be downloaded at the following links:

OneD's patent portfolio covers many aspects of one-dimensional materials, including production methods and use for numerous applications, starting with seminal inventions filed more than a decade ago by Prof. Charles Lieber (Harvard University) and Prof. Paul Alivisatos (University of California - Berkeley) on basic nanostructures such as nanowires, nanorods, nanofibers, and nanopillars.

In addition to exclusive rights to seminal patented inventions from leading academic institutions, OneD's IP portfolio includes all the patents related to nanowires technologies filed by Nanosys from its inceptions in 2001 until the acquisition by OneD of Nanosys’ SiNANOdeTM energy storage project and battery research team in 2013. In the last few years, additional inventions by Dr. Yimin Zhu have led to increasing energy density, process scale up and cost reductions.

The portfolio counts over 250 patents and patent applications filed worldwide, including in Japan a current total of 19 granted patents and 5 patent applications.

Since December 2014, OneD’s entire portfolio has been licensed non-exclusively to EaglePicher, and, under a technology transfer, OneD’s team helped EaglePicher in setting up in Joplin MO the world's first production facility of silicon nanowires on graphite (SiNANOdeTM: a unique anode material for high energy density li-ion batteries).

For more information, see