The Critical Hydrogen Fuel Cell Accessory - ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces Sale of Patented Advanced Hydrogen Sensor Technology

By Icap Patent Brokerage, PRNE
Monday, May 2, 2011

CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 - ICAP Patent Brokerage (, the
intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc and the world's premier
patent auction firm announces the sale of a patent portfolio featuring
advanced hydrogen sensor technology.


As hydrogen fuel cells become part of America's new energy
infrastructure, the need for related technology - such as hydrogen sensors -
will grow accordingly. In addition, Hydrogen (H2) gas is widely used for
various applications in laboratories as well as industrial and manufacturing
set-ups. Since hydrogen is highly inflammable, its detection is of high
importance for safety and security purposes.

Key Characteristics & Benefits

    Patents in this portfolio disclose the following:

    - Metal-alloy nanoparticles (palladium and silver) are key to sensor
      technology. ANI's manufacturing techniques enable the generation of
      nanoparticles in any desired size or arrangement.
    - A working prototype. This ready-to-market portfolio can readily equip
      the buyer with the knowledge to immediately begin manufacturing and
      commercializing the products and services suitable for present and
      future applications.
    - A technology-transfer platform. Access the knowledge and technical
      know-how of the ANI engineering team. The ANI team will also impart
      training sessions on various manufacturing and marketing/sales
      techniques to facilitate smooth transfer of the technology to the
    - Superior performance. Easy detection of variable concentrations (below
      LFL) of hydrogen gas using same nanoparticle sensor. Overcomes the
      limitations of specific temperature and environmental conditions for
      hydrogen detection. Sensors which can detect hydrogen gas over a wide
      range of temperature and environmental conditions.
    - Superior manufacturing process. These disclosed nanoparticles
      fabrication techniques save effort, time, and cost for the
      manufacturers, and simultaneously enable producing low-cost, compact,
      durable, and easily maintainable hydrogen sensors.
    - The patents and the patent applications of this portfolio cover various
      jurisdictions including the US, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, and South

Market Potential

The hydrogen sensor market is rapidly evolving and it is the most
opportune time for a buyer to acquire a patent portfolio. This portfolio
should be of interest to companies active in various sectors, such as oil and
gas, automobile and transportation, petrochemicals, power transformers, food
processing, micro-chips (including MEMS) manufacturing, aviation, and medical

    - Globally, the overall sensor market is estimated to reach $91.5
      billion, while the chemical and biosensor market is estimated to be
      worth $21 billion by 2016.(1)
    - The US hydrogen sensor market was expected to reach $1.6 billion in
    - With the advent of hydrogen (e.g., hydrogen fuel cells) powered
      automotive cars, an investment of $200 billion would be required to
      cater to the US automotive market alone.(3)

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:

Contact Kevin Fiur of ICAP Patent Brokerage at or
+1-(512) 547-8311.




About ICAP Patent Brokerage

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intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP and the world's premier
patent auction firm.

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services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in
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