Thursday, May 03, 2012

US Patent 8168457 - Shaped articles comprising semiconductor nanocrystals

This patent from Nanoco Technologies Limited includes some broad claims for shaped articles such as a lens embedded with luminescent nanocrystals useful to applications such as lighting and photovoltaics. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of manufacturing a shaped article comprising a plurality of semiconductor nanocrystals, comprising:

(1) preparing a pre-form material by adding a plurality of semiconductor nanocrystals to a first material; and

(2) molding the pre-form material into the shape article, wherein the molding includes molding the pre-form material using at least one method selected from a group consisting of: injection molding, extrusion molding, blow molding, compression molding, contact molding, impression molding, press molding, and resin transfer molding.