Smoltek uses a global patent strategy to protect our technology platform in all important markets. This includes core patents as well as patent protection at application level.
Our innovative technology platform is protected with an IP-portfolio of +110 patents granted and pending, distributed among 20 patent families, as well as a significant body of know-how and trade secrets.
The strategic and continuous development of our patent portfolio is driven by the need for disruptive materials and technical solutions that enables industrially compatible fabrication of nanostructures for various applications, like capacitors for semiconductors and electrode cell materials for electrolyzers.
The Contact Resistance patent family is covering how to improve a separator plate arrangement for an electrochemical cell by comprising a nanostructure which offers lowered contact resistance between the separator element and the diffusion layer.
The Electro Catalyst Heating family is covering a way of arranging a temperature gradient in the electrolyzer by increasing a temperature of the catalyst structure. The innovation is targeted towards the production of green hydrogen using PEM electrolyzers.
The Electro Catalyst Support family is covering an electrolyzer and a method for producing a catalyst supported on a nanostructure. The innovation is targeted towards the production of green hydrogen and discloses how carbon nanofibers can support the iridium catalyst load in a PEM-electrolyzer in a better way.
The Discrete CNF-MIM patent family is covering a method for manufacturing of discrete capacitor components based on our CNF-MIM technology. The innovation exploits the extra-ordinary surface to volume ratio provided by carbon nanofibers to create a MIM capacitor with unparalleled high capacitance density.
The Interposer family is covering Smoltek's CNF-MIM capacitors technology and various use cases for the same, primarily in the field of interposers for advanced packaging and heterogenous integration of semiconductors.