SOURCE: mPhase Technologies

mPhase Technologies

April 20, 2010 15:45 ET

Precise Control of Fluid on Nanostructured Surface Enables Breakthrough in Battery

Microfluidic Structured Surface Fused to Glass Electrolyte Reservoir

LITTLE FALLS, NJ--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL), the developer of Power On Command™ battery technologies, will be announcing this afternoon at the NanoBusiness Conference/NYC, an event sponsored by the NanoBusiness Alliance, that it has successfully bonded a glass reservoir capable of holding various electrolytes to the microfluidic structured layer of the mPhase Smart NanoBattery -- a key step in the packaging and assembly phases of this innovative new power source. The conference is being held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.

The smart nanostructured membrane, which allows for the precise control of the liquid electrolyte, is the heart of the mPhase Smart NanoBattery. In its inactivate state, the electrolyte remains atop the battery's membrane surface; once triggered, the electrolyte comes in contact with the electrode material, producing voltage. The initial activation of the battery can be remotely controlled and pre-programmed.

The proprietary nanostructured membrane was created by mPhase and enabled by advances in microfluidics, nanotechnology and MEMS processing. In order to contain the electrolyte in its inactive state, mPhase had to create a hermetic bond between a glass reservoir holding the electrolyte and the nanostructured porous silicon membrane. "This was no easy task," said Ronald A. Durando, CEO of mPhase Technologies. "We had to bring together the expertise of our technical team, a MEMS foundry, and experts in glass machining and bonding, as the packaging and assembly of the elements of the battery are essential to the overall success of the project. The successful bonding of the glass reservoir to the microfluidic structured surface represents a key advance in the development path of commercializing the world's first Smart NanoBattery."

mPhase is on target to deliver a working battery this fall to the U.S. Army under a two-year STTR grant. The battery is designed to provide critical backup power to a computer's memory and can be diversified into many other applications.

About The NanoBusiness Alliance
The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in Chicago, New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.nanobusiness.org.

About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies, Inc. is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology featuring Power On Command™ which provides a unique way to store energy and manage power that will revolutionize the battery industry. mPhase, through its 100% owned consumer products division mPower Technologies, is marketing its first Power On Command product, The mPower Emergency Illuminator. For more information, please visit http://www.mPhaseTech.com and http://www.mPowerTech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
As a cautionary note to investors, certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in technology and product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's SEC Filing. mPhase assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Michael Meek
    mPhase Technologies, Inc.
    Investor Relations
    301-718-1635

    The Investor Relations Group
    212-825-3210
    Jason Strominger
    Erika Moran