Medis Technologies Receives Notice of Allowance

January 01, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Medis Technologies Ltd. (New York) announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent Office with respect to its application for a patent for a new class of electro-catalysts for fuel cells. The invention relates to a new class of electro-catalysts based on highly electro-conductive polymers that have transition metal atoms covalently bonded to heteroatoms.

The catalyst has a very high catalytic activity, which allows for a significant reduction in the amount of platinum used in the fuel cell without compromising the performance of the system, significantly reducing the cost of the fuel cell system.

“We are pleased to receive this notice of allowance with respect to this patent application, which is the first of a series of eight patents for which we have applied in the US regarding our fuel cell technology,” said Robert Lifton, chairman and CEO of Medis Technologies. “The allowed claims relate to our catalyst and to certain applications of our highly electrical conductive polymers, which are essential components of our fuel cell technology. We expect the patent to issue shortly.”