Room temperature superconductor sees key patent

Room temperature superconductor sees key patent

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By Nick Flaherty

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A US company has received a key patent for a room temperature superconducting material that could see the material enter production.

The announcement by Taj Quantum in Florida of a patent for a Type II room temperature superconductor follows a hotly contested paper from researchers in Korea last week.

“We are excited to announce that we have finally been issued our patent for our Above Room Temperature Type II Superconductor Con,” said Paul Lilly, CEO of Taj Quantum.

US patent 17249094 was awarded last week to Taq Quantum and describes a type II superconductor with a perforated carbon-based material with an activating material on at least one surface. The activating material is a non polar liquid.

The resulting type II superconducting material operates at a wide range of temperatures, from about -100° F (-73° C) to about 302° F (150° C) says Taj Quantum, although it has not been through peer review or third party lab evaluation and data on the performance is not yet available. This is something the company is working on.

“We are in an odd position holding a patent to a technology that could prove revolutionary in many fields. The last thing we want to do is gatekeep access to further scientific developments,” said Lilly. “We are working with our attorneys to develop a means to opensource our technology for universities and non-profit groups while retaining rights associated with monetizing derivative technologies without burdening those technologies. It’s a fine line that we need to walk.”

“We are living in thrilling times where new discoveries are being made across a variety of fields,” said John Wood, co-inventor with Lilly.

The company was founded originally as LGC in 2018 and has contracts supporting the US Military and large businesses in areas from video encoding and encryption.

“Our main objective is to pinpoint applications that can rapidly benefit everyone by providing the quickest-to-market capability,” added lilly.

The granting of the patent will see the hiring a new scientific team and building associated laboratory and production facilities to bring the superconductor technology into everyday electronics over the next decade.


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