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Title: Solid-State Lighting Patents Resulting from DOE-Funded Projects

Abstract

Fact sheet that lists the primary research organizations and patent applications both submitted to and granted by DOE.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EERE Publication and Product Library
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Solid-State Lighting)
OSTI Identifier:
1374105
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE-1521
7691
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ssl, solid-state, lighting, patent, LED, OLED, research, R&D, SSL

Citation Formats

None. Solid-State Lighting Patents Resulting from DOE-Funded Projects. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
None. Solid-State Lighting Patents Resulting from DOE-Funded Projects. United States.
None. Mon . "Solid-State Lighting Patents Resulting from DOE-Funded Projects". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374105.
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