August 25, 2014
ZAF ENERGY SYSTEMS RECEIVES NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE FOR THIRD PATENT
Metal Air Battery with Reduced Gas Diffusion Layer patent revolutionizes metal-air batteries by reducing volume and increasing energy density
Columbia Falls, MT – ZAF Energy Systems, Inc. has successfully completed another milestone in its development of the next generation rechargeable metal-air battery. ZAF announced today the allowance of US patent application number 14/200,464. According to ZAF, this application describes a simple method of increasing energy density that will be critical to creating cheaper, safer, and longer-lasting batteries for cell phones and other personal electronics.
ZAF’s proprietary method reduces the volume of non-reactive gas diffusion material that must be included in the battery to allow the distribution of atmospheric oxygen to the catalytic cathode. By reducing the amount of gas diffusion material, the volume can be reallocated to active energy storage material and thereby increasing the energy density.
ZAF’s application was allowed by the USPTO with no changes to the claims and within less than six months from filing. The claims are very broad and cover all metal-air batteries: therefore this patent will prevent other metal-air batteries, including Lithium-Air, Aluminum-Air, Magnesium-Air and others from using this method.
This allowed application will issue as a patent within the next three months. When combined with ZAF’s bi-directional air electrode (US patent number 8728671), ZAF’s high-energy, gas impermeable metal anode (US patent number 8535851) and ZAF’s patent-pending proprietary electrolyte, this invention allows ZAF to produce an even higher energy rechargeable battery.
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About ZAF Energy Systems, Inc.
Incorporated in 2011 and located in Northwestern Montana, ZAF Energy Systems develops and commercializes next-generation battery technologies. ZAF employs the most talented and accomplished battery experts leading the company on a credible path to commercialization. ZAF’s team also includes industry-leading consultants and advisors who have extensive industrial, National Laboratory, and university battery experience from the fields of communications, renewable energy, electric vehicles and the military. www.zafsys.com
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David A. Wilkins – President/ Chief Strategy Officer