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To: donpat who wrote (28)11/24/2011 9:46:43 AM
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From: donpat12/2/2011 10:19:14 AM
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EZKnowz - Transition to Commercialization
United States Patent Application 20070167832

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To: donpat who wrote (30)12/2/2011 12:05:55 PM
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To: donpat who wrote (31)12/2/2011 12:33:48 PM
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I have been following this company for some time Donpat. I don't know much about you other than you love "penny plays". Why are you so hot on ANH now? As far as I can remember they have been promising many of these things time and time again. I personally don't like patent type models because they don't actually own anything of substance. Patents come and go and can be cancelled or voided in an instant.

With that being said I have always thought there were great minds involved with this company along with some great innovations.

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To: Ron Dior who wrote (32)12/2/2011 12:45:18 PM
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I was IN the patent biz for 35 years and can't get it out of my system! One of these days!!!

I like nanotech's prospects be it in materials strengthening or medicine delivery, diagnosis and treatment - and ANI is involved in all of those.

So I follow it, having bought in over the years - averaging out at ~ 90¢.

It's a pastime!

I leave my real money with pros!

I'm now in the position of wanting/needing to be vindicated.

We shall see, soon, I hope!

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From: donpat12/4/2011 12:04:38 PM
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Apple’s 2012 i HDTV- Filling In The Blanks

[My note: RAMAN rules!]

July 5th, 2011 ·

4 Comments · 3D HDTV, CNT FED, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

A number of websites have leaked information about an upcoming Apple iHDTV. HD Guru examined the bits and pieces, and together with information on new technologies from other HDTV tech stories and the recent SID show, we’ve put together a picture of what we expect from Apple as the next HDTV maker.


With Apple’s long tradition breaking new ground, we anticipate the Apple iHDTV to launch with significant HDTV improvements.

It’s a given the iHDTV will have the Apple iOS found in the Apple TV box, iPhone and iPad. In addition, it’s a safe bet to assume Apple’s upcoming iCloud system will be included as well, with movies and TV programs.


There’s a long relationship between Samsung and Apple for components. This, coupled with Samsung’s LCD manufacturing partnership with Sony and other TV makers, other websites are predicting Samsung as the panel supplier and we concur.

It’s possible, though, that this Apple/Samsung TV will feature a next-generation display technology that will outperform today’s cutting-edge LED LCDs.

According to a number of reports out of Asia including the etnews, late last year Samsung began the conversion of one of its plasma plants to produce Carbon Nano Tube Field Emitter Display (CNT-FED) Back Light Units. A CNT-FED would replace LEDs to create the light for LCDs. One of the main advantages of this technology is the ability to provide very local dimming. Single-pixel local dimming is possible, if the design/cost calls for it.. The result is totally black pixels next to brightly lit pixels (insanely high legitimate contrast ratios), plus lower power consumption.

Here is how they work as explained by Jim Kim’s website in 2008. “Field emission technology is a variation on how CRTs and plasmas work by using electrons to excite phosphors on a screen. In Samsung's example, the control is fine tuned by the use of carbon nanotubes and a unique structure. The carbon nanotubes are used as emissive tips. Nanotubes are deposited on a flat surface and is treated with an elastomer. The elastomer allows the exposed nanotubes to stand up, which then can be used as emissive tips. A TFT-like grid is layered above the nanotubes to control the movement of electrons to excite the red, green and blue phosphors.”

According to ET news, the first CNT-FED backlight units will be 46-Inch screen size, an ideal size for Apple and the size of Samsung’s current best selling model.

Further improving performance would be the use of Samsung’s new VA 1 (Vertical Alignment) display with its wider viewing angle and faster refresh ( link).

We expect this iHDTV to launch by end of Q1 2012. The price? Well, it’s Apple, so probably not cheap, but not too expensive either.

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To: donpat who wrote (34)12/4/2011 8:37:12 PM
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Switched On: Keeping the 'app' out of Apple's TV

By Ross Rubin posted Dec 4th 2011 8:24PM

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

Rumors continue to heat up that Apple will enter the television market next year, stepping up its Apple TV "hobby" into a greater revenue-generating vocation. The company would clearly like to repeat the kind of rousing success it has seen in smartphones. There, it entered a market at least as crowded and competitive as that for televisions whereas most of its Windows rivals have barely been able to eke out a few models with nominal share..

Indeed, the challenge is not as much about competition as commoditization. At first glance, this would be a curious time for Apple to enter the TV space. The HD and flat-panel transitions on which premium manufacturer brands and retailers once feasted has long passed. "Flat-panel TV" and "HDTV" are now just "TV." And prices for smaller sets are settling into a range familiar to those who remember what they cost back in the heyday of CRTs.

What's different, though, is that the state of the smart TV market looks strikingly like the smartphone market did before Apple's entrance. The market essentially has "feature TVs" that present a few popular canned services (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc.) and "smart TVs" that are a fractured mixture of homegrown offerings (from companies such as Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Toshiba) and an experience-challenged licensed OS (Android from Sony and Vizio).
The company has clung to the idea of TV as a passive experience.This doesn't mean, though, that Apple would necessarily see its television as a way to extend the iOS developer base any more than it has opened up the Mac to such apps, at least at launch. Switched On has previously discussed the challenges that TV-based apps face. If putting such apps on a TV was Apple's plan, why wouldn't it get it started via support on today's Apple TV box? Even if Apple exceeds its wildest dreams for success with an Apple-branded television, there will be a much, much larger base of Apple TV-accessible HDTVs from other brands available for the foreseeable future.

The company has clung to the idea of TV as a passive experience. Indeed, enabling iPhone-like apps on a TV would likely require some Magic Trackpad-like remote, which is not, in the words of Steve Jobs, "the simplest user interface you could imagine." So, what is Apple's opportunity then? There are at least two paths it can take to creating a compelling, differentiated TV experience. They are:

Aggregation: Switched On has also previously discussed the promise of an iTunes-based subscription alternative to cable. Alas, it has been difficult for any company to coax content owners to abandon their lucrative cable compensation deals. And while Apple may have the cash to do so, it doesn't seem like the sort of spendy deal in Apple's character. Of course, user interface and input would play a huge role. Siri or some Siri-like agent could pluck shows from across services such as Netflix and Hulu if Apple can't pull together an integrated subscription service of its own and repeat the disruption it originally made with the iTunes Music Store..

Integration: The cliche "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" hasn't worked in the world of broadband television. As difficult as it has been to assemble a competitive show lineup to facilities-based incumbent TV service providers, it hasn't been much easier to integrate the richness of that platform. Most have tried either the kludgey (IR emitters used by early TiVo boxes and the Logitech Revue) to the obscure (CableCARD, used by modern TiV0 boxes, which is hardly universal in the U.S. much lsess Apple's other global markets).

If Apple were to find some way to remix the content that most consumers were already paying for, it would have a huge advantage versus other TV makers. But Comcast and TimeWarner have been slow to provide the keys to the content kingdom to even current high-volume TV companies such as Samsung and Sony. Historically, Apple has been one ring away from Netflix on cable company dartboards, although many of them can't seem to rush enough video to the iPad today. Perhaps Apple could use the iPad as a leverage point. After all, a simple cable or AirPlay support is all that separates its display form a television today.

Over the next few years, Internet connectivity will become a common feature in TV sets. It is already becoming so in 40-inch+ models. Apple seems to be under no pressure to enter the market. With its current Apple TV,it can send a wide range video content up to a television with ease, and future versions of Wi-Fi will easily support the ability to do so in the best quality available. It's almost certain that an Apple-branded television would (and would have to) differentiate on user experience well beyond an engagement level that Apple TV delivers today. Beyond that, optimizing the selection and presentation of the content consumers want is the critical task for any company that would seek to reinvent the TV.

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To: donpat who wrote (30)12/5/2011 5:29:04 PM
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Transition from Venture Formation to

Dr. Royce Johnson

Dr. Royce Johnson has driven innovation, patented advancements, and life-saving solutions in biomedical technology for three decades, with an emphasis on clinical systems and critical care physiology. After a 30-year career of instigating medical technology innovation from within industry, Dr. Johnson is now applying his skills and creativity to a broader range of clients.

The focus of his work has evolved from early-stage technology incubation to addressing the front end of innovation with a deep understanding of the customer. As he says, “the technology is the easy part". Trained in biomedical engineering, technology management, and strategic innovation, he is an expert in devising novel solutions to unrecognized opportunities across the clinical workplace domain.

During his 14-year tenure with therapeutic medical device developer KCI, Dr. Johnson advanced through roles as principal scientist, manager/director of new technologies, director of innovation and ideation, and corporate fellow for research. He was the first- or co-inventor of 17 issued U.S. patents, including breakthrough developments revolutionizing wound therapy, tissue engineering, skin grafting, phototherapy, and therapeutic hypothermia [ ].

While with KCI, Dr. Johnson also led the creation and implementation of the entire front end of their commercialization processes, from technology strategy to opportunity portfolio management. These processes were built in part on the “outside-in perspectives derived from his ethnographic demand studies and they continue to generate numerous innovations for the firm. Doing more than studies, he ultimately brought the outside-in home: he championed, designed, implemented, and directed the company's acclaimed internal clinical simulation suite (complete with an OR, ICU, conference center, and support spaces) as a core resource for in-context, hands-on education of both clinical customers and the product commercialization teams.

Prior to joining KCI, Dr. Johnson spent his early career with Ohmeda, Inc. (now GE Healthcare) and Baxter Healthcare as a project engineer and manager of advanced development/applied technologies.

Recognized twice by Frost & Sullivan as their “Most Valuable Thought Leader in MindXchange Programs, Dr. Johnson teaches these skills in independent workshops and in his role as adjunct professor at Texas universities. Currently conducting research in nursing care process quality technology, he has published in fields as diverse as critical care physiology and strategic opportunity assessment.

Dr. Johnson earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in biology and bioengineering at the University of Utah and holds a certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management. Now independently practicing in strategic innovation, Dr. Johnson continues to pursue his professional goal of applying and teaching the skills that enable large companies to innovate effectively.

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I assume he is advising ANI on EZKnowz™ et al.

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From: donpat12/7/2011 11:45:14 AM
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Applied Nanotech Awarded Patent for EZKnowz(TM), a Multiple-Gas Breath Sensor for the Detection of Potential Disease States

Appoints Dr. Royce Johnson to Accelerate Business Development in Medical Sectors

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:APNT.OB - News) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded European Patent EP1976431B1 [ ], for its EZKnowz(TM), a multiple-gas breath sensor for use in medical applications for the detection of potential disease states. This patent covers the complete EZKnowz(TM) sensor platform, including a sample collector, analysis device and data storage device.

The EZKnowz(TM) sensor platform, developed by Applied Nanotech, combines existing differential ion mobility spectrometry technology with Applied Nanotech's proprietary non-radioactive ion source. The EZKnowz(TM) sensor platform is capable of sensing a broad range of gas species and selecting specific gasses in a complex environment. The levels of detection of the EZKnowz(TM) sensor platform for many gasses are on the range of parts per billion (one or more molecules in a concentration of one billion other gas molecules) and in some cases, in the range of parts per trillion, sufficient for many applications.

Unlike other breath detection systems on the market that are limited to centralized laboratories or facilities because of their size, EZKnowz(TM) is a compact, portable system that can be used in a variety of settings, including laboratories, doctor's offices and home-health environments. EZKnowz(TM) has the potential to detect a variety gases and diseases, including Mercaptan/BTEX, lung cancer detection, influenza detection, pharmaceutical contamination, wound healing/infection detection and plant disease detection. In addition, EZKnowz(TM) has been shown to identify body odor biometrics for use in military and homeland security applications, including the detection of explosives.

Applied Nanotech is also pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Royce Johnson to accelerate its business development initiatives in medical sectors. Dr. Johnson spent 14 years with therapeutic medical device developer, Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), where he was instrumental in developing and commercializing breakthrough developments revolutionizing wound therapy, tissue engineering, skin grafting, phototherapy, and therapeutic hypothermia. Dr. Johnson was twice recognized by Frost & Sullivan as their Most Valuable Thought Leader in MindXchange Programs. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in biology and bioengineering at the University of Utah and holds a certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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From: donpat12/9/2011 11:07:47 AM
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Nano-technology can put an end to our current woes: CNR Rao

Published: Friday, Dec 9, 2011, 15:18 IST

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

Addressing a packed gathering of students and academicians at the fourth Bangalore Nano, Scientist and chairman of the prime minister’s science advisory council, Professor CNR Rao, said nano-technology would be the answer to the world’s energy crisis.

“India currently uses 3.5lakh MW to 4 lakh MW of power and in a matter of time, it will reach 8 lakh MW. This will be a burning problem,” he said, adding that nuclear technology would not be able to meet the demand.

“There are those who say that nuclear technology can generate up to 2 lakh MW of power. But here’s the thing; all the available uranium in the world won’t be able to generate that much!” he quipped. Rao elucidated that water and nanotechnology would be major players in deterring the energy crisis. “Water is the future coal of mankind. We need to split water into hydrogen,” he explained.

Rao also elaborated on the various fields that will benefit from nano-technology. “Some of the applications of nano-technology are nano-lithography, nano-electronics, field emission and more,” he added.

While he focused on the future, Rao paid tribute to the past as well, saying that humans have been putting nanotechnology to use for centuries. “The Damascus sword (a sword used in West Asia in the 17th century) actually contains carbon nanotubes, making it stronger,” he said, adding that the Raman Spectroscopy (observed first by CV Raman) is used as an important tool in this field.

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