Overview

Research Frontiers is the developer of SPD-SmartGlass, electronically tintable window technology. Electronically tintable glass developed by Research Frontiers changes the tint of any window, sunroof or skylight by electrically aligning tiny particles in a thin film within the glass or plastic. With the touch of a button, users can instantly change or tune the tint of their glass to help keep out harsh sunlight and 95% of the heat in its tinted (power off) state. Patented SPD-SmartGlass technology effectively blocks UV and infrared rays regardless of whether the glass is in its clear or tinted state, helping keep cars, planes, yachts, homes, offices and artwork cooler and protected.

SPD-SmartGlass is versatile and can be controlled in many ways. For example SPD-SmartGlass can be operated from a wall switch, dimmer, motion detector, light or temperature sensor, Zuli or other smartplug and can be easily integrated into any building control system.

Research Frontiers has invested over $100 million to develop and license out this technology to over 40 companies around the world to serve the global market.

Executive Team

ROBERT L. SAXE

Chairman of the Board, Chief Technology Officer
(In Memorium – June 29, 2016)

JOSEPH M. HARARY

President and Chief Executive Officer, Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

SETH L. VAN VOORHEES

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Vice President – Business Development

MICHAEL R. LAPOINTE

Vice President – Aerospace Products

STEVEN M. SLOVAK

Vice President – Technology

Licensees

Advnanotech LLC

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs, and other automotive window products.

AGC Automotive Americas (f/k/a AP Technoglass Co.)

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart sunroof glass to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

AGC Flat Glass Europe SA

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

American Glass Products (AGP USA)

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs, and other automotive window products.

Avery Dennison

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart information display products.

BRG Group, Ltd.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs, and other automotive window products.

Craftsman Fabricated Glass, Ltd.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart laminated glass and plastic to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

Cricursa Cristales Curvados S.A.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs, and other automotive window products.

Custom Glass Corporation

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart windows and sunroofs for mass transit trains and busses, and also licensed to sell SPD-Smart laminated glass and plastic to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

Daimler AG

Licensed to use Research Frontiers’ electronics patents to control SPD-SmartGlass technology in their cars, trucks and other vehicles.

Diamond Glass

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural windows, skylights and partitions throughout Europe.

Diamond Sea-Glaze Manufacturing Ltd.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart marine window products and marine sunvisor products.

DIC Corporation (formerly known as Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Inc.)

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film, and emulsion used to make SPD film, to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film, and emulsion used to make SPD film, to selected licensees of Research Frontiers, and also licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs, and other automotive window products.

Film Technologies International, Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems Inc.

Licensed to sell armored SPD-Smart products including windows, sunroofs, roof panels and other armored transportation vehicle window products, and SPD-Smart products for aircraft.

Global Mirror GmbH & Co. KG, and group of affiliated companies

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart sun visors and rear-view mirrors for cars, trucks, and other commercial vehicles.

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film, and emulsion used to make SPD film, to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

Hotel Technologies

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights to the hotel industry.

iGlass Pty Limited

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film to selected licensees of Research Frontiers, and also licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

Innovative Glass Corporation

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

InspecTech Aero Service, Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart aircraft and marine windows, cabin dividers, sun visors, and windows for certain custom vehicles.

Isoclima S.p.A.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film, and emulsion used to make SPD film, to selected licensees of Research Frontiers, and also licensed to sell SPD-Smart aircraft window products, architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs and other automotive window products, and marine window products.

Kerros Ltd./IntelliTint

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart automotive sunroofs and other automotive window products.

Laminated Technologies, Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart laminated glass and plastic to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

Leminur Enterprises Corp.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

MDV Glass

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

Pilkington plc

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart automotive sunroofs and other automotive window products, and also licensed to provide lamination and other services to Research Frontiers licensees for use in a variety of SPD-Smart glass and plastic products.

Pittsburgh Glass Works (formerly PPG Industries automotive glass)

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart automotive sunroofs and other automotive window products.

Polaroid Corporation

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart film, and emulsion used to make SPD film, to selected licensees of Research Frontiers.

Prelco Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural, bus and train windows.

Saint-Gobain S.A

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural windows, automotive and other transportation vehicle windows (other than aircraft and spacecraft), kitchen and laundry home appliance windows, automotive sunvisors and rear-view mirrors.

SmartGlass International Ltd.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural windows, skylights and partitions, aircraft windows and cabin dividers, and marine windows.

SPD Systems, Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, marine window products, and appliance window products.

SPD Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Razor’s Edge Technologies, Inc.)

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

Teknoglass Solutions LLP

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural windows, skylights and partitions in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

ThermoView Industries, Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

Tint-It JSC

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights, automotive sunroofs, and other automotive window products.

Traco, Inc.

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart architectural window products and skylights.

Vision Systems

Licensed to sell SPD-Smart products for aircraft, trains, recreational vehicles, busses, trucks, mobile cranes and construction vehicles.