Neah Power Systems, an emerging provider of fuel cell-based power solutions and rechargeable lithium battery storage solutions for defense, commercial, and consumer applications, announced that the Company had been recently granted two additional patents, US 9,184,463 (Ohlsen et al) and US 9,112,215 (Cross et al) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These patents, along with the rest of the Company Patent portfolio, is critical to the overall success of the Company, and in particular to the recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a large South Africa based entity and the licensing agreement with the Government of India.
The patents apply to the one - of -its kind, non-air, methanol PowerChip® Fuel cell, versions of which have been shipped to the DRDO, Government of India most recently, and other customers in the past. These patents are related to the insitu regeneration of the oxidant used in the fuel cell. This insitu regeneration increases the energy density of the system, enabling a smaller, more compact, and lighter, fuel cell.