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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7004)10/25/2007 12:39:29 PM
From: inchingup
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REFR already tried the motorcoach gig about 5 years ago. Seeing it appears Joe has nothing to do other than to scam investors, you'd think he'd at least try an original PR for a change. Apparently he's too lazy to even do that.

REFR - -$.11 Just like the good ol' days, eh Dixie?

Edit - -$.18 on 348,800 IMO virtually worthless shares.

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From: N. Dixon10/25/2007 11:42:21 PM
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Ask Joe
“You want to know...ask Joe.”
October 25, 2007
The Tokyo Motor Show is known in the automotive industry as one of the most “hands on” auto shows of the year, and the official theme of this year’s show is “Catch the News, Touch the Future.”

What better way to get the driver and passengers more engaged in the driving and travel experience than to empower them to control various aspects of their vehicle – with new abilities never before possible! Of the 77 vehicles that made world premieres at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota introduced the utmost in comfort and elegance in the luxury market with the S'elega Premium concept motorcoach manufactured by its subsidiary, Hino Motors, Ltd.

The S’elega Premium, with its variable tint SPD “smart” windows, was shown earlier today at a press briefing lead by Hino Motors President Shoji Kondo. At the appointed time, the S’elega Premium’s large door opened, and Mr. Kondo, who was accompanied by his senior executives, came off the motorcoach, bowed to the standing-room crowd of automotive journalists, and started the press briefing. After the press briefing, and throughout the two media days for the Tokyo Motor Show, members of the media were able to experience the benefits of SPD-Smart windows while sitting in Hino Motors’ top-of-the-line S’elega Premium luxury tour bus.

Imagine sitting in a motorcoach that is more luxurious than the business class section of even the most modern and elegantly appointed aircraft. Imagine being surrounded by beautiful glass windows as you comfortably sit or recline in your seat. As members of the automotive media waited in line and filled the S'elega Premium being exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show, and then comfortably settled in to their leather seats, the hostess touched a button and all of the glass next to the passengers instantly went dark and the promotional video by Hino played on the seatbacks of each leather seat on the motorcoach. An audible “WOW!” rose through the crowd when they saw what had happened. Yes folks, SPD technology did appear in this top-of-the-line luxury tour bus, and the automotive industry will never be the same again!

A hearty congratulations for a job well done goes to Research Frontiers licensee Asahi Glass Company (AGC), which produced and provided the SPD-Smart laminated glass panels for the S’elega Premium.

To visualize what the S'elega Premium looks like, and the experience of the passengers, imagine a sleek, modern touring coach with five very large and elegantly curved glass panels totaling over 11 square meters (over 120 square feet) on its sides. With the touch of a button, the windows go from up to six to eight times darker than a dark conventional automotive window film to almost as clear as a standard automotive windshield – all in just seconds.

Photograph courtesy of Hino Motors, Ltd.

While extensive testing has been ongoing and continues for other automotive applications, today marks a milestone in the automotive industry where Toyota, through its Hino Motors subsidiary, has given its customers and the automotive industry a spectacular glimpse of what glass or plastic windows can do --- SPD light-control technology that offers instant and unprecedented control of light, glare and heat entering vehicles, reduced interior noise levels, and the preservation of one’s view of the road and the environment.

Over 1.5 million people are expected to attend this year’s Tokyo Motor Show and they will have the opportunity to see this innovative new SPD-Smart light-control technology
first-hand. Millions more could experience the many benefits of SPD instant light-control technology as SPD-Smart technology is introduced on future automotive production
vehicles, penetrates the aftermarket, and continues its growth as the world’s leading light-control and shading solution for aircraft, yachts, homes and offices.

The future starts today. Enjoy the control!

Joe

(Reporting from the floor of the Tokyo Motor Show which will be open to the general public from October 27 through November 11, 2007.)

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From: N. Dixon10/26/2007 12:03:07 AM
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Why was today more significant than all past SPD announcements combined?

Hint:

1. ASAHI

2. CURVED WINDOW

3. 36 SQ. FT.

ND

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7006)10/26/2007 12:06:27 AM
From: inchingup
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"Ask Joe?????????????"

Joe, like in "lying lips" Harary? The dude who has never, ever, published any results of testing of supposed SPD by an independent certified laboratory to back up the claims he makes about it?

Don't you remember when we busted him in Dallas over half a decade back and exposed the lies about supposed SPD REFR used to sell stock to unwary "investors"? How about the fraudulent stock buyback program, or the supposed SPD plant that raped investors for about $7,000,000 and never produced a salable piece of SPD.

Joe has absolutely NO crediblity and neither does REFR.

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7004)10/26/2007 1:27:42 AM
From: Teddy
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This has got to their most misleading press release ever.

First off, it is a "concept motorcoach". That means they have built one for the show.

It gets worst: there is nothing to indicate that the "concept motorcoach" can actually even move. Ask Joes' carefully worded statement only says: "members of the media were able to experience the benefits of SPD-Smart windows while sitting in Hino Motors’ top-of-the-line S’elega Premium luxury tour bus."

As usual with REFR announcements, there is nothing on the web to indicate when this "concept motorcoach" would go into production, what it will cost or projected revenue.

And then it brings us to old issue actual sales. "The SPD-Smart windows for the S’elega Premium concept vehicle were produced and supplied by Asahi Glass Company, a licensee of Research Frontiers." Who paid for the windows "produced and supplied"? Did REFR get a penny from this "concept motorcoach", or did they actually give (or pay) to have them used.

Until I see facts proving otherwise, I'll just consider this one more piece of a long running scam.

Have a nice day.

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From: N. Dixon10/27/2007 9:39:24 PM
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Message 23637537

SPD is now THE top technology for self-dimming windows

Harary announced at the luncheon in TX that royalties will be "small" in 3rd qtr. "large in 4th qtr and next year will grow tremendously.

Shorts who still post here are desperate. If you think this is a scam then buy puts. Don't see much volume for puts considering the 100K+ basher posts on Yahoo would suggest.

Shorts HAVE to cover OVER TWO MILLION SHARES, not matter how deluded their posts continue to be.

ND

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7010)10/27/2007 11:19:27 PM
From: inchingup
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"Harary announced at the luncheon in TX that royalties will be "small" in 3rd qtr. "large in 4th qtr and next year will grow tremendously."

Didn't REFR announce that it would be profitable 16 years ago in 1991?

And am I not correct in reporting REFR has not made a single arms-length sale of a SPD product since inception?

Harary has led his lavish lifestyle at the expense of investors. Not only is he unethical, but has promoted supposed SPD for years using materially misleading statements and other propaganda to induce unwary "stuckholders" into buying REFR's almost worthless stock.

Besides, there is not a single verfiable bit of proof from any accredited testing lab that supposed SPD has even a fraction of the range or clarity that is touted by REFR.

Remember when I busted their lies in Dallas over half a decade ago? No wonder Harary hasn't done a road show since. His fears are well founded...because I will always be watching and ready to pounce.

Oh, and one last thing Dixie. I believe that Regulation FD would require Harary to make such an announcement public. Are you lying...or is he violating SEC regulation...again. Which is it, you can't have it both ways?

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From: N. Dixon10/29/2007 11:13:03 PM
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Press Release Source: American Glass Products

American Glass Products Launches AGP Vario Plus Intelligent Glass Using Research Frontiers' SPD-Smart Technology and Begins Global Marketing Campaign at SEMA Show
Monday October 29, 1:06 pm ET

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Glass Products (AGP) is pleased to announce that it will unveil its AGP Vario Plus-Sky SPD-SmartGlass™ as well as its AGP Vario Plus-Polar glass at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week. These new AGP intelligent glass products add innovative features to glass. Vario Plus-Sky SPD-SmartGlass™ enables users to instantly and precisely control the amount of light, glare and heat coming through glass using patented SPD light-control film technology licensed from Research Frontiers Incorporated (Nasdaq: REFR - News). AGP Vario Plus-Polar glass allows users to achieve enhanced privacy using state-of-the-art nano-particles LC technology.

This event marks the launch of AGP’s global marketing campaign for AGP Vario Plus. With more than 900 employees, and production plants and marketing offices on five continents, AGP is one of world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of specialty glass to the automotive, marine, rail and architectural markets.

The company’s newest product, AGP Vario Plus-Sky SPD-SmartGlass, will be offered as a laminated glass, and will allow users to control the transparency of windows, sunroofs and other glazing products. With the touch of a button, AGP Vario Plus-Sky can switch from a completely dark state to a highly transparent one, or to any point in between. In addition to its unequalled shading capabilities, AGP Vario Plus-Sky offers exceptional safety and security benefits and it significantly reduces the amount of heat passing through the window into a vehicle’s cabin or other interior space. AGP Vario Plus-Sky also blocks more than 99% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) light.

“The SEMA Show is an ideal venue to initiate our global marketing efforts for AGP Vario Plus,” commented Norman Peña, Business Development Manager for American Glass Products. “SEMA is the world’s premier event for automotive specialty products and is expected to attract more than 100,000 industry professionals. Our exhibit’s featured products – including a front door glazing and a sunroof featuring AGP Vario Plus-Sky SPD-SmartGlass light-control technology – will introduce this revolutionary product offering to our global automotive target audiences of original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distributors and installers. Our marketing campaign includes programs to also offer AGP Vario Plus to the marine, rail and architectural markets.”

Joseph M. Harary, President of Research Frontiers Inc. which holds over 500 patents and patent applications on SPD-SmartTM light-control technology noted: “We have long-admired the lamination capabilities of AGP and their ability to bring and combine state-of-the-art technologies to the world of advanced glass. Their production capacity and commitment to quality, coupled with their skill and experience, have enabled AGP to develop unique products for automotive OEMs throughout the world. This product and the marketing launch at SEMA will enhance our worldwide SPD light-control infrastructure. In addition to AGP’s focus on automotive OEM SPD-SmartGlass products, we are also excited about their ability to bring SPD-Smart automotive glazing technology to the important aftermarket.”

AGP Vario Plus will be featured at American Glass Products’ booth (#11876) at the SEMA Show from October 30 through November 2. The SEMA Show is for automotive industry professionals and is not open to the public. Information about the show can be found at semashow.com.

Note: AGP™ is a trademark of American Glass Products. SPD-SmartGlassTM and SPD-SmartTM are trademarks of Research Frontiers Incorporated.

Contact:
Media:
AGP USA General Manager
Polo Carrillo
Mobile: +1 865-382-7885
wcarrillo@agpglass.com
or
Business Inquiries:
Business Development Manager
Norman Peña, +57 310 8604427
npena@agpglass.com
or
General Information:
AGP USA Toll Free number: 1-800-562-1613
VarioPlus@agpglass.com

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source: American Glass Products

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To: N. Dixon who wrote (7012)10/29/2007 11:27:55 PM
From: inchingup
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Supposed SPD at a trade show? Hasn't that been tried a dozen times or so in the past couple of decades with the same result...not a single verifiable product sale?

How much do you think REFR investors are shelling out for this gig?

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From: xcr60010/29/2007 11:36:28 PM
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StarTribune.com
Sage Electrochromics: Clean cash

Window innovator Sage Electrochromics offers a shining example of the energy savings - and physical benefits - that technology from "clean-tech" companies has to offer.

By Thomas Lee, Star Tribune

Last update: October 28, 2007 – 5:22 PM
At the Sage Electrochromics plant in Faribault, glass is everywhere. Sheets of it lie on conveyor belts waiting to be cleaned, inspected and coated. Samples of glass lie in FedEx boxes, awaiting the eager eyes of architects. And of course, glass covers the exterior of the building, so much so that, on a clear sunny day, outdoors seems to be indoors.

In the middle of this glass castle sits Chief Executive John Van Dine, who pauses for a moment to sum up Sage's prospects.

"We have a company in Faribault that is a global leader in a technology that will have a big impact on the world," he said. "But no one knows it."

That soon may change. Sage is generating buzz among investors for its "smart glass" technology, which allows users to adjust the tint of windows depending on a building's temperature and energy needs. With the press of a button, users can tint windows during the summer to reduce glare and solar heat, eliminating the need for ugly curtains or blinders. Users also can brighten windows in the winter to trap more heat. For building owners, that means lower air conditioning and heating bills. For bleary-eyed cubicle drones, that means more natural light and a view of the outside world.

"I think they have a very unique and interesting technology that will have a high value in the market place," said Steve Mercil, chief executive of Rain Source Capital, a St. Paul venture capital firm and a major investor in Sage. "Anyone who has a window they want to look out of ... will value the technology right from the start."

The company recently secured $16 million in venture capital financing, snaring nearly 22 percent of all the VC money Minnesota firms raised in the third quarter, according to a MoneyTree report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.

Sage, which employs 51 people, declined to disclose financial figures.

Though it was founded in 1989, Sage may be only just hitting its stride. With growing concern about climate change and dwindling oil supplies, investors are flocking to "clean-tech" companies that specialize in alternative energy, pollution, recycling, power supplies and conservation. Venture capitalists invested a record $844 million in 62 deals during the quarter nationwide. Clean-tech firms captured three of the five top deals in the quarter, with one for more than $100 million. Sage was the only local clean-tech company to receive financing in the quarter.

"The investor money says a lot for the potential for [Sage] technology," said Dan Carr, president of the Collaborative, a Minneapolis nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurs. "I think the timing is spectacular for a company like Sage."

What's more, businesses ranging from corporate giants such as the Travelers Companies to small community banks such as Park Midway are investing in "green" buildings that conserve energy, use less water, recycle waste and are constructed using sustainable materials.

Progressive-leaning companies want to be known as being green, Van Dine said. "No one wants to be left behind."

A chemical engineer by training, Van Dine first conceived of Sage almost 20 years ago in a small laboratory in New York. Realizing that glass was the least energy-efficient material found in a building, Van Dine decided that "the potential to save energy was as big if not larger than creating solar energy," he said.

Sage moved to Minnesota in 1998 because the state is "the Silicon Valley of windows," Van Dine said. It's home to major manufacturers including Marvin Windows and Doors and Andersen Corp. Pella Windows of Iowa is another major manufacturer. Sage, which opened the Faribault facility in 2004, plans to expand by purchasing adjacent land north of its building. Sage needs to expand production in order to achieve scale economies and lower prices; installation costs currently run more than twice the cost of regular glass.

How it works

By shooting a low-voltage current though special coatings on glass, Van Dine discovered that he could manipulate how the glass absorbs or reflects light and heat from the sun. Each 1,500 square feet of Sage glass uses the same amount of electricity as a 60-watt light bulb.

Citing data from the U.S. Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, Sage claims its technology can reduce a building's annual energy bill by as much as 28 percent and cut on-peak demand for electricity by as much as 25 percent.

The company won an early round of funding from Rutgers University, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense.

At this point, Sage could explore a number of options, including an initial public offering, remaining independent or being bought by another company, Van Dine said.

But because Sage is the only company in the world that mass produces such technology for a big market, going public might make sense, said Mercil of Rain Source.

While energy savings is a major selling point, Van Dine pitches his technology in even broader terms.

Sage glass can greatly improve the mental health of workers by offering natural light, comfortable temperatures and pleasing outside views, he said.

America's main competitive advantage in the global economy "is the creativity and productivity of people," Van Dine said. "We need to be healthy. We don't feel healthy if we are trapped in a building all day."

Thomas Lee • 612-673-7744

Thomas Lee • tlee@startribune.com

© 2007 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.

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