SOURCE: mPhase Technologies

mPhase Technologies

December 20, 2010 08:45 ET

mPhase Broadens Intellectual Property Portfolio and Completes Multi-Cell Smart NanoBattery Phase II Army Award

LITTLE FALLS, NJ--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) said today, that the technical work recently completed under a Phase 2 STTR award has resulted in a substantial intellectual portfolio (IP) covering its Smart Nanobattery. In addition, the Smart NanoBattery achieved a Technical Readiness Level (TRL level) 4/5, such that the technology has progressed to the extent that it now meets the criteria for prototype testing in both laboratory and simulated deployment environments.

The development work has resulted in significant IP in areas of design, technical transfer and manufacturing of the propriety porous silicon membrane that is the core of the Smart NanoBattey. The porous membrane is one of the unique design features that give the battery the ability to have very long shelf until it is activated via a technique called electrowetting, which gives the mPhase reserve battery one of its key attributes -- programmable triggering. mPhase also broaden its IP coverage in areas involving Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based packaging and assembly, applying bonding technologies used by the semiconductor industry to assemble the silicon and glass components that comprised the fully assembled multi-celled battery. This packaging design allows the use of higher voltage, lithium based chemistries that provide for improved performance over alkaline battery chemistries found in most primary battery designs, as well as the ability to create individual addressable battery cells that can be independently activated in the multi-cell configuration. 

In addition to creating the IP that covers silicon processing, the Company has expanded its portfolio by creating patents that describe fabrication of superhydrophobic and superlyophobic materials based on commercially available materials. These novel super-repelling materials can potentially be used in a variety of Smart Surface applications from oil/water separation to drug delivery devices. 

The development of the Smart NanoBattery was undertaken with funding support from a Phase II STTR Army award and mPhase is currently working to secure additional funds to optimize the battery's design and increase the technical level of development towards commercial opportunities for defense and commercial applications.

About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies is introducing a revolutionary Smart Surface technology enabled by breakthroughs in nanotechnology, MEMS processing and microfluidics. Our Smart Surface technology has potential applications within drug delivery systems, lab-on-a-chip analytic systems, self-cleaning systems, liquid and chemical sensor systems, and filtration systems. mPhase has pioneered its first Smart Surface enabled product, the mPhase Smart NanoBattery.

In addition to the Smart Surface technology, mPhase recently introduced its first product, the mPower Emergency Illuminator, an award-winning product designed by Porsche Design Studio and sold via the mPower website:

More information about the company can be found at

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.

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