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Nanosys, Inc.
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Milpitas, CA
No. of patents:
118
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8562867 Organic species that facilitate charge transfer to or from nanostructures October 22, 2013
The present invention provides polymeric compositions that can be used to modify charge transport across a nanocrystal surface or within a nanocrystal-containing matrix, as well as methods for making and using the novel compositions.
8293624 Large area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor October 23, 2012
A method and apparatus for an electronic substrate having a plurality of semiconductor devices is described. A thin film of nanowires is formed on a substrate. The thin film of nanowires is formed to have a sufficient density of nanowires to achieve an operational current level. A plural
8283412 Functionalized matrices for dispersion of nanostructures October 9, 2012
Matrixes doped with semiconductor nanocrystals are provided. In certain embodiments, the semiconductor nanocrystals have a size and composition such that they absorb or emit light at particular wavelengths. The nanocrystals can comprise ligands that allow for mixing with various matr
8278011 Nanostructured catalyst supports October 2, 2012
The present invention relates to SiC nanostructures, including SiC nanopowder, SiC nanowires, and composites of SiC nanopowder and nanowires, which can be used as catalyst supports in membrane electrode assemblies and in fuel cells. The present invention also relates to composite cat
8252164 Methods for nanowire alignment and deposition August 28, 2012
The present invention provides methods and systems for nanowire alignment and deposition. Energizing (e.g., an alternating current electric field) is used to align and associate nanowires with electrodes. By modulating the energizing, the nanowires are coupled to the electrodes such that
8216440 Method for aligning microscopic structures and substrate having microscopic structures aligned, July 10, 2012
An object of the present invention is to implement a method for aligning microscopic structures in desired locations and in a desired direction, in order to align microscopic structures, such as nanostructures, with high precision. The method includes a substrate forming step of forming
8143703 Methods and devices for forming nanostructure monolayers and devices including such monolayers March 27, 2012
Methods for forming or patterning nanostructure arrays are provided. The methods involve formation of arrays on coatings comprising nanostructure association groups, patterning using resist, and/or use of devices that facilitate array formation. Related devices for forming nanostructure
8129768 Integrated circuit device, manufacturing method thereof, and display device March 6, 2012
An integrated circuit device of the present invention includes a substrate on which at least two types of nano wire element are provided. These nano wire elements have functions and materials different from each other. The nano wire elements are constituted by nano wires having sizes
8089152 Continuously variable graded artificial dielectrics using nanostructures January 3, 2012
Graded artificial dielectrics using nanostructures, such as nanowires, are disclosed. The graded artificial dielectric includes a material (typically a dielectric) with a plurality of nanostructures, such as nanowires, embedded within the dielectric material. One or more characterist
8088483 Process for group 10 metal nanostructure synthesis and compositions made using same January 3, 2012
Methods for producing Group 10 metal nanostructures are provided. The methods involve novel precursors, novel surfactants, or novel precursor-surfactant combinations. Compositions related to the methods are also featured.
8062967 Process for group III-V semiconductor nanostructure synthesis and compositions made using same November 22, 2011
Methods for producing nanostructures, particularly Group III-V semiconductor nanostructures, are provided. The methods include use of novel Group III and/or Group V precursors, novel surfactants, oxide acceptors, high temperature, and/or stable co-products. Related compositions are a
8041171 Nanocomposites October 18, 2011
This invention provides composite materials comprising nanostructures (e.g., nanowires, branched nanowires, nanotetrapods, nanocrystals, and nanoparticles). Methods and compositions for making such nanocomposites are also provided, as are articles comprising such composites. Waveguides
8030186 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor October 4, 2011
A method and apparatus for an electronic substrate having a plurality of semiconductor devices is described. A thin film of nanowires is formed on a substrate. The thin film of nanowires is formed to have a sufficient density of nanowires to achieve an operational current level. A plural
8030161 Gate electrode for a nonvolatile memory cell October 4, 2011
A nonvolatile memory cell includes a substrate comprising a source, drain, and channel between the source and the drain. A tunnel dielectric layer overlies the channel, and a localized charge storage layer is disposed between the tunnel dielectric layer and a control dielectric layer
8025960 Porous substrates, articles, systems and compositions comprising nanofibers and methods of their September 27, 2011
Porous nanofiber bearing substrate materials are provided having enhanced surface area for a variety of applications including as electrical substrates, semipermeable membranes and barriers, structural lattices for tissue culturing and for composite materials, and the like.
7985475 Super-hydrophobic surfaces, methods of their construction and uses therefor July 26, 2011
This invention provides novel super-liquidphobic nanofibers and structures comprising such nanofibers, as well as methods and uses for such nanofibers.
7985454 Systems and methods for nanowire growth and manufacturing July 26, 2011
The present invention is directed to compositions of matter, systems, and methods to manufacture nanowires. In an embodiment, a method to produce a catalytic-coated nanowire growth substrate for nanowire growth is disclosed which comprises: (a) depositing a buffer layer on a substrate;
7977013 Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells July 12, 2011
The present invention discloses nanowires for use in a fuel cell comprising a metal catalyst deposited on a surface of the nanowires. A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed which generally comprises a proton exchange membrane, an anode electrode, and a cathode ele
7977007 Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells July 12, 2011
The present invention discloses nanowires for use in a fuel cell comprising a metal catalyst deposited on a surface of the nanowires. A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed which generally comprises a proton exchange membrane, an anode electrode, and a cathode ele
7976646 Electronic grade metal nanostructures July 12, 2011
Methods for producing electronic grade metal nanostructures having low levels of contaminants are provided. Monolayer arrays, populations, and devices including such electronic grade nanostructures are described. In addition, novel methods and compositions for production of Group 10 meta
7972616 Medical device applications of nanostructured surfaces July 5, 2011
This invention provides novel nanofiber enhanced surface area substrates and structures comprising such substrates for use in various medical devices, as well as methods and uses for such substrates and medical devices. In one particular embodiment, methods for enhancing cellular fun
7968474 Methods for nanowire alignment and deposition June 28, 2011
The present invention provides methods and systems for nanowire alignment and deposition. Energizing (e.g., an alternating current electric field) is used to align and associate nanowires with electrodes. By modulating the energizing, the nanowires are coupled to the electrodes such that
7968273 Methods and devices for forming nanostructure monolayers and devices including such monolayers June 28, 2011
Methods for forming or patterning nanostructure arrays are provided. The methods involve formation of arrays on coatings comprising nanostructure association groups, formation of arrays in spin-on-dielectrics, solvent annealing after nanostructure deposition, patterning using resist, and
7951422 Methods for oriented growth of nanowires on patterned substrates May 31, 2011
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for nanowire growth and harvesting. In an embodiment, methods for nanowire growth and doping are provided, including methods for epitaxial oriented nanowire growth using a combination of silicon precursors, as well as us of pat
7943064 Organic species that facilitate charge transfer to or from nanostructures May 17, 2011
The present invention provides compositions (small molecules, oligomers and polymers) that can be used to modify charge transport across a nanocrystal surface or within a nanocrystal-containing matrix, as well as methods for making and using the novel compositions.
7939218 Nanowire structures comprising carbon May 10, 2011
The present invention is directed to nanowire structures and interconnected nanowire networks comprising such structures, as well as methods for their production. The nanowire structures comprise a nanowire core, a carbon-based layer, and in additional embodiments, carbon-based struc
7932511 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor April 26, 2011
A method and apparatus for an electronic substrate having a plurality of semiconductor devices is described. A thin film of nanowires is formed on a substrate. The thin film of nanowires is formed to have a sufficient density of nanowires to achieve an operational current level. A plural
7917298 Nanocrystal taggants March 29, 2011
The compositions, methods and systems of the invention provide nanocrystal taggants for unobtrusive monitoring of objects. Objects can be tagged with nanocrystal taggant compositions for detection of informative invisible emissions on illumination with appropriate excitation waveleng
7912653 Nanocrystal taggants March 22, 2011
The compositions, methods and systems of the invention provide nanocrystal taggants for unobtrusive monitoring of objects. Objects can be tagged with nanocrystal taggant compositions for detection of informative invisible emissions on illumination with appropriate excitation waveleng
7910064 Nanowire-based sensor configurations March 22, 2011
This invention provides nanowire based molecular sensors and methods for detecting analytes in a microfluidic system. Methods for sensing analytes include detecting changed electrical parameters associated with contact of a nanowire with the analyte in a microfluidic system. Sensors of t
7892610 Method and system for printing aligned nanowires and other electrical devices February 22, 2011
Methods and systems for applying nanowires and electrical devices to surfaces are described. In a first aspect, at least one nanowire is provided proximate to an electrode pair. An electric field is generated by electrodes of the electrode pair to associate the at least one nanowire
7888292 Nano-chem-FET based biosensors February 15, 2011
Methods of detecting a component of interest, a change in charge, a pH, a cellular response using nanosensors are provided. Nanosensors, including nanowires and nanowire arrays comprising functionalized and/or non-functionalized nanowires are provided. Nanosensors are used for detect
7871870 Method of fabricating gate configurations for an improved contacts in nanowire based electronic January 18, 2011
Methods, systems, and apparatuses for electronic devices having improved gate structures are described. An electronic device includes at least one nanowire. A gate contact is positioned along at least a portion of a length of the at least one nanowire. A dielectric material layer is
7851841 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor December 14, 2010
A method and apparatus for an electronic substrate having a plurality of semiconductor devices is described. A thin film of nanowires is formed on a substrate. The thin film of nanowires is formed to have a sufficient density of nanowires to achieve an operational current level. A plural
7847341 Electron blocking layers for electronic devices December 7, 2010
Methods and apparatuses for electronic devices such as non-volatile memory devices are described. The memory devices include a multi-layer control dielectric, such as a double or triple layer. The multi-layer control dielectric includes a combination of high-k dielectric materials such a
7842432 Nanowire structures comprising carbon November 30, 2010
The present invention is directed to nanowire structures and interconnected nanowire networks comprising such structures, as well as methods for their production. The nanowire structures comprise a nanowire core, a carbon-based layer, and in additional embodiments, carbon-based struc
7829351 Methods, devices and compositions for depositing and orienting nanostructures November 9, 2010
Methods and systems for depositing nanomaterials onto a receiving substrate and optionally for depositing those materials in a desired orientation, that comprise providing nanomaterials on a transfer substrate and contacting the nanomaterials with an adherent material disposed upon a
7803574 Medical device applications of nanostructured surfaces September 28, 2010
This invention provides novel nanofiber enhanced surface area substrates and structures comprising such substrates for use in various medical devices, as well as methods and uses for such substrates and medical devices. In one particular embodiment, a method of administering a compos
7795125 System and process for producing nanowire composites and electronic substrates therefrom September 14, 2010
The present invention relates to a system and process for producing a nanowire-material composite. A substrate having nanowires attached to a portion of at least one surface is provided. A material is deposited over the portion to form the nanowire-material composite. The process further
7794600 Purification of nanocrystal solutions by chromatography September 14, 2010
The present invention relates to a method of processing nanocrystals. The method comprises providing a mixture comprising nanocrystals, contaminants and a first solvent in which the nanocrystals are soluble, and using chromatography to reduce the amount of contaminants in the mixture
7786024 Selective processing of semiconductor nanowires by polarized visible radiation August 31, 2010
Methods, systems, and apparatuses for annealing semiconductor nanowires and for fabricating electrical devices are provided. Nanowires are deposited on a substrate. A plurality of electrodes is formed. The nanowires are in electrical contact with the plurality of electrodes. The nano
7785922 Methods for oriented growth of nanowires on patterned substrates August 31, 2010
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for nanowire growth and harvesting. In an embodiment, methods for nanowire growth and doping are provided, including methods for epitaxial oriented nanowire growth using a combination of silicon precursors, as well as us of pat
7776760 Systems and methods for nanowire growth August 17, 2010
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for nanowire growth. In an embodiment, methods for nanowire growth and doping are provided, including methods for epitaxial vertically oriented nanowire growth including providing a substrate material having one or more nucleat
7776758 Methods and devices for forming nanostructure monolayers and devices including such monolayers August 17, 2010
Methods for forming or patterning nanostructure arrays are provided. The methods involve formation of arrays on coatings comprising nanostructure association groups, formation of arrays in spin-on-dielectrics, solvent annealing after nanostructure deposition, patterning using resist, and
7767102 Systems and methods for harvesting and integrating nanowires August 3, 2010
The present invention is directed to methods to harvest, integrate and exploit nanomaterials, and particularly elongated nanowire materials. The invention provides methods for harvesting nanowires that include selectively etching a sacrificial layer placed on a nanowire growth substr
7755038 Nanostructured thin films and their uses July 13, 2010
The present invention generally discloses the use of a nanostructured non-silicon thin film (such as an alumina or aluminum thin film) on a supporting substrate which is subsequently coated with an active layer of a material such as silicon or tungsten. The base, underlying non-silicon
7754524 Methods, devices and compositions for depositing and orienting nanostructures July 13, 2010
Methods and systems for depositing nanomaterials onto a receiving substrate and optionally for depositing those materials in a desired orientation, that comprise providing nanomaterials on a transfer substrate and contacting the nanomaterials with an adherent material disposed upon a
7750235 Nanostructure and nanocomposite based compositions and photovoltaic devices July 6, 2010
Nanocomposite photovoltaic devices are provided that generally include semiconductor nanocrystals as at least a portion of a photoactive layer. Photovoltaic devices and other layered devices that comprise core-shell nanostructures and/or two populations of nanostructures, where the n
7745498 Nanowire dispersion compositions and uses thereof June 29, 2010
Nanowire dispersion compositions (and uses thereof) are disclosed comprising a plurality of inorganic nanowires suspended in an aqueous or non-aqueous solution comprising at least one low molecular weight and/or low HLB (Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance) value dispersant. Methods of furt
7741197 Systems and methods for harvesting and reducing contamination in nanowires June 22, 2010
The present invention is directed to methods to harvest, integrate and exploit nanomaterials, and particularly elongated nanowire materials. The invention provides methods for harvesting nanowires that include selectively etching a sacrificial layer placed on a nanowire growth substr
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