SOURCE: NEAH Power Systems

October 11, 2011 08:30 ET

Neah Receives an Additional US Patent for Non Air-Breathing Fuel Cells

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - NEAH Power Systems, Inc., (OTCBB: NPWZ) announced it has been issued another patent from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, titled "Liquid-liquid fuel cell systems having flow-through anodes and flow-by cathodes" (USPTO #7,968,248), further solidifies Neah's presence and leadership in alternative energy. With this patent issuance, Neah has a total of twelve issued patents in the U.S. This patent relates to the unique anaerobic (non air-breathing) capability of the Neah fuel cell. This patent further covers Neah's proprietary architecture whereby a liquid fuel and a liquid oxidant run the fuel cell independent of the environment of operation.

Neah Power CEO, Dr. Chris D'Couto, stated, "This additional patent further solidifies our IP portfolio and demonstrates the underlying validity of our proprietary technology. We believe that our novel fuel cell technology enables us to offer differentiated and competitive products for a variety of possible applications that were previously considered unsuitable for fuel cells. We believe this is why companies like The Boeing Company, the large US defense supplier we previously announced, and other parties are showing interest in our products."

More information about this patent, as well as our patent portfolio, can be downloaded directly from the USPTO website, located at http://patft.uspto.gov/

About Neah Power
Neah Power Systems, Inc. is developing long-lasting, efficient and safe power solutions for the military, transportation, and for portable electronics applications. We use a unique, patented, award winning, silicon-based design for our Powerchip micro fuel cells that enable higher power densities, lower cost and compact form-factors, and that can run in aerobic and anaerobic modes.

Neah Power is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and its common stock trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "NPWZ." Further company information can be found at www.neahpower.com.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Stephen Wilson
    Chief Financial Officer
    Neah Power Systems, Inc.
    info@neahpower.com
    425-424-3324