P2i
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Abingdon, United Kingdom

P2i is a nano-coatings technology company, operating internationally, which has developed a family of patents in liquid-repellent nano-coatings nano-coating technology based upon UK defense research. The technology can be adapted to provide a range of treatments for different applications. Wikipedia.


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P2i | Date: 2015-02-24

A method of applying a coating to a device which has one or more components housed in a housing. A liquid coating precursor is applied to at least part of the internal surface of the housing and/or at least part of the one or more components within the housing. Low pressure conditions are applied to the closed housing, sufficient to cause the liquid coating precursor to evaporate and initiation of the liquid coating precursor to thereby cause the coating to form on at least some of the internal surfaces of the device.


An electrical or electronic device comprising a polymeric coating, formed by exposing the device to pulsed plasma comprising a compound of formula (I), where R^(1), R^(2), R^(3 )and R^(4 )are as defined in the specification, for a sufficient period of time to allow a polymeric layer to form on the surface of the electrical or electronic device. Devices of this type are protected from contamination by liquids, in particular environmental liquids.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Today Aston EyeTech Limited (“AET”), a world leader in ophthalmic instrumentation and diagnosis support technology, announced the appointment of Carl D Francis as Group Chief Executive. Francis, 57, comes from the consumer electronics industry, most recently as CEO at P2i. Over the past eight years, he and his team built P2i from pre-revenue technology start-up to dominant global player in its sector. Aston EyeTech is a technology spin out from Aston University’s Bio-medical Engineering and Optometry Departments, and has developed a range of highly portable ophthalmic instrumentation which is integrated with the Company’s proprietary diagnostic support software platform. Commenting on his appointment, Francis said: “Aston EyeTech is revolutionizing the eye care ecosystem, and in the next few years will fundamentally change the way that ocular healthcare is delivered around the globe. AET has the right ingredients - game changing technology, supportive investors, and a great team – all aimed at disrupting the face of 21st century ophthalmology. I am honored to be a part of this journey”. AET Chairman John Handley said: “We are delighted to have a leader of Carl’s calibre take Aston EyeTech into the future. We welcome the experience, energy and vision that he brings”. Based in Birmingham, England, Aston EyeTech was established in 2013, and is backed by Mercia Technologies, Aston University, and Finance Birmingham. The Company is planning on launching its Series A funding round mid-2017. For more information on Aston EyeTech, go to http://www.astoneyetech.com or contact Mandie de Beer at mandie.debeer(at)astoneyetech(dot)com. Editor’s Notes: Aston EyeTech is revolutionizing the Ocular Care Ecosystem through increased portability, improved accuracy, and lower cost. Established in 2013 by Aston University based on the PhD thesis “Ophthalmic Engineering” by now-Chief Technology Officer Dr Thomas Drew, the Company is developing a complete range of eyecare technologies incorporating ophthalmic equipment which is much more portable and accurate than anything on the market today. All of these are integrated into a range of proprietary software platforms including diagnostic support, optical prescribing tools, and patient/customer support. Mercia Technologies PLC is AIM listed and provides a complete capital solution for technology businesses. It is one of the leading investment groups focused on UK technology, specializing in the commercialization of pioneering businesses. Mercia creates capital growth for shareholders by operating as a national player in the creation, funding, and development of high-growth technology opportunities. Forward Innovation Fund, WM Enterprise Limited ("WME") and Mercia Fund Management are the precursors of Mercia Technologies PLC.


Patent
P2i | Date: 2011-01-10

A method for forming a liquid repellent surface on a substrate, said method comprising applying a combination of nanoparticles and a polymeric material to the surface in a chamber using ionisation or activation technology, in particular plasma processing.


A microfabricated device or component thereof, such as microfluidics or nanofluidics device having a uniform non-wetting or non-absorbing polymeric coating or surface modification formed on a surface thereof by ionisation or activation technology such as plasma processing, to produce a surface energy of less than 15 mNm^(l). The treatment enhances the free-flowing properties of a liquid through the device during use.


Patent
P2i | Date: 2013-01-18

A method for treating an item which, in use, is subjected to flexing, to reduce its susceptibility to water penetration over time during use, said method comprising forming a water repellent coating or surface modification on the surface of the item by ionisation or activation technology.


Patent
P2i | Date: 2011-11-30

Apparatus for coating a surface of an article with a thin film polymer layer by plasma deposition, comprising (i) a plurality of processing chambers into which articles can be placed; (ii) means for supplying, to the processing chambers, a species capable of being formed into a plasma; (iii) a plasma forming means operable to establish an electrical field internally of the processing chambers so as to form a plasma when said species is supplied thereto; (iv) means for providing a time varying electric current to the plasma forming means; and (v) pressure varying means for selectively controlling pressure in said processing chambers such that pressure in any one or more of said chambers can be controlled independently of pressure in another of said chambers, wherein the processing chambers are supported for movement between a loading or unloading position and a processing position.


A method for protecting an item from weight gain due to uptake of liquid comprising the step of exposing the item to plasma in a gaseous state for a sufficient period of time to allow a protective layer, particularly a polymeric layer, to be created on the surface of the item. Also encompassed is an item of footwear treated by the method.


Patent
P2i | Date: 2011-08-16

The present invention relates to an apparatus (10) for plasma processing an article (12), the apparatus comprising: a chamber (14) for receiving an article to be processed; electrode means (16) for generating an electric field in said chamber for establishing a plasma in said chamber so that said article can be processed; generation means (24) for generating alternating electrical energy for transmission to said electrode means (18); connection means for connecting said generation means to said electrode means (20); and control means for varying the location of nodes and anti-nodes of standing waves generated in said chamber during processing, so that a plurality of standing waves are generated over time which are not coincident with one another.


Patent
P2i | Date: 2012-04-18

An apparatus 10 for vacuum processing articles 12 or for processing articles 12 at an elevated pressure. The apparatus comprises a processing region 14 in which articles can be processed at a processing pressure and a loading region 18 into which articles can be loaded at ambient pressure. Article carriers 20 are provided for carrying articles from the loading region to the processing region along an enclosed passage 24. The carriers 20 comprise sealing means 34, 36 for sealing against an inner surface of the passage. The sealing means resist the flow of gas along the passage from the loading region to the processing region so that articles loaded at ambient pressure can be processed at processing pressure. The sealing means is disc shaped in order to conform with a pipe with a circular cross section.

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