New York – October 19, 2011 – Vu1® Corporation (OTCBB: VUOC), a developer and manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient, general illumination lighting technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for two patent applications for Vu1® Electron Stimulated Luminescence™ (ESL) lighting technology.
- U.S. Patent Application Serial No.: 11/969,831 relates to features of the Vu1® ESL light bulb power supply, including pulse width modulation of the inverter to provide power-factor correction.
- U.S. Patent Application Serial No.: 12/946,154 relates to the hot cathode, shield ring, extraction grid, and diffusion grid that current Vu1® ESL light bulbs use to provide the electron flood.
“We have invested a great deal in developing our ESL lighting technology and protecting this is of strategic importance to the Company and its shareholders,” commented Dr. Scott Blackstone, Chief Executive Officer. “We now have four patent allowances and we will seek to achieve similar success with the rest of our patent submissions and do whatever is necessary to protect our IP.”
About Vu1® Corporation
New York City-based Vu1® Corporation is dedicated to applying its technology to produce energy efficient, environmentally friendly lighting solutions worldwide. Vu1® has developed a new energy efficient light bulb to provide the consumer market with the first affordable, non-toxic light bulb with features consumers are demanding and not receiving from existing products. Learn more about Vu1® at www.Vu1®.com. For the latest news, find Vu1® on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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