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Company Information:

Company Name: KENT DISPLAYS INC
City: KENT
State: OH
Zip+4: 44240-7284
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (330) 673-8784

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $139,876.00 2
SBIR Phase II $1,329,981.00 2
STTR Phase I $574,954.00 5
STTR Phase II $997,063.00 2

Award List:

Reflective Liquid Crystal Display Utilizing Conducting Polymer Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. J. William Doane
Award Amount: $69,880.00
Abstract:
Kent Displays Incrporated (KDI) propose to develop and fabricate a prototype high resolution 1/8 VGA reflective cholesteric liquidd crystal display (Ch-LCD) on plastic substrates with conducting polymer electodes. With a resolution of 100dpi, the display will retain advvantages of low power and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr J William Doane
Award Amount: $600,000.00

STTR Phase I: High Twisting Power Chiral Materials for Nanostructured Bragg Reflective Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Kent State University
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A

High Twisting Power Chiral Materials for Nanostructured Bragg Reflective Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Kent State University
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: N/A

Self Powered Cholesteric Reflective Flexible Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bill Doane, Chief Scientific Officer
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
A reflective display that simultaneously serves to generate power from ambient light is developed to create a flexible body worn display that does not require battery replacement or user charging. Taking advantage of optical features unique to the bistable cholesteric technology, the dual purpose… More

Self Powered Cholesteric Reflective Flexible Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: J. W. Doane, CTO
Award Amount: $729,981.00
Abstract:
A reflective display that simultaneously serves to generate power from ambient light is developed to create a flexible body worn and handheld display that does not require battery replacement or user charging. Taking advantage of optical features unique to the bistable cholesteric technology, the… More

STTR Phase I: Photochemically Switched Chiral Materials for Chiral Nematic Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Kent State University
Principal Investigator: J. William Doane, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Quan Li
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to synthesize and characterize new optically addressed molecular switches and incorporate them into an innovative reflective display films. These materials will then be studied for optical addressing and erasing of high-resolution… More

STTR Phase II: Photochemically Switched Chiral Materials for Chiral Nematic Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Kent State University
Principal Investigator: J. William Doane, PH.D.
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Quan Li
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop an extremely low cost photodisplay for stored value cards such as gift cards, payroll and income support cards where, for the first time, the value of the card and other information can be displayed to the user updateable… More

STTR Phase I: Controlled Phase Separation for Graphic Smart Card Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Akron
Principal Investigator: Tod L. Schneider, DPhil
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Tod Schneider
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project shall develop and model phase separating materials for passively-driven graphical displays, which are needed for smart cards that can display graphic images. Nearly all consumer credit cards used today have no functional display. Since the… More

STTR Phase I: Digital eWriter for the Classroom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Akron
Principal Investigator: Duane W. Marhefka – (330) 673-8784
Award Amount: $224,954.00
RI Contact: Kevin Cavicchi
Abstract:
The innovation is the development of a new class of devices known as eWriters for classroom use as both a sustainable paper replacement technology and an effective tool for student/teacher interaction. These devices address the problem of achieving a sustainable world by satisfying the human need… More