Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) is a subsidiary of Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NNPP). Nano-Proprietary (previously SI Diamond) was incorporated in 1989 and went public in 1993. Through ANI, Nano-Proprietary has an extensive intellectual property portfolio in the field of nanotechnology and a well-trained and well-managed nanotechnology research and development team. Their patent portfolio includes multiple fundamental claims for carbon nanotubes field emissions cathodes, which enables the company to further control critical components of nanotechnology, and advance its commercial vision of the technology. Currently ANI is in advanced development for the application of electron emitting carbon nanotubes cathodes in a number of areas, including large area color televisions, new lighting devices, x-ray, and microwave generators.
Applied Nanotech is also advanced in the area of nanotechnology for sensors, where research and development using nanotechnology involves interaction at the molecular and particle level. ANI experts are also working on new nano materials that are, or will be necessary for specific applications – including some that do not necessarily exist yet.