Trading on the OTCBB, mPhase Technologies, Inc. focuses on developing and commercializing a new battery technology. Headquartered in Little Falls, New Jersey, they do this through their wholly owned subsidiary AlwaysReady, Inc. They base their technology on a well-patented phenomenon known as electrowetting. This phenomenon provides a unique way to store energy and manage power.
Research groups at several universities including MIT, Rutgers, and the University of Wisconsin are now publicizing their work on electrowetting and superhydrophobicity and superlyophobicity. They are working to create “smart” structures on metal, ceramic, or polymer surfaces that resist getting dirty, fogging up, or forming ice. These structures can find use on displays, lenses, as well as other applications.
mPhase Technologies Inc. is looking to use this phenomenon in their Smart NanoBattery. They are looking to manipulate the liquid electrolyte via a proprietary silicon structure - a porous membrane - coupled with unique battery architecture.
In December, mPhase Technologies announced that they signed a contract with the Porsche Design Studio, in Austria. The studio will design a premium version of the AlwaysReady Emergency Flashlight. The flashlight will contain mPhase’s proprietary lithium reserve battery. A breakable barrier in this battery separates the solid electrodes from the liquid electrolyte until the battery receives manual activation. The mPhase battery remains in an inert state with no leakage or self-discharge until activation, and offers potentially infinite shelf life.