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Number: 977/725
Name: Nanotechnology > Nanostructure > Devices having flexible or movable element > Nanomotor/nanoactuator
Description: Subject matter wherein the nanosized flexible or movable element of a device receives a form of energy to produce motion or to convert a form of energy into mechanical energy.

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Class Number Class Name Patents
977/726 Using chemical reaction/biological energy (e.g., atp, etc.) 1

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8652352 Photoresponsive nanoparticles as light-driven nanoscale actuators Feb. 18, 2014
8557140 Photoresponsive nanoparticles as light-driven nanoscale actuators Oct. 15, 2013
8415859 Piezoelectric nanodevices Apr. 9, 2013
8394625 Lab-on-a-pipette Mar. 12, 2013
8148001 Devices for storing energy in the mechanical deformation of nanotube molecules and recovering the energy from mechanically deformed nanotube molecules Apr. 3, 2012
8144407 CNT-based actuator, lens module using same and camera module using same Mar. 27, 2012
8033091 Quantum tunnelling transducer device Oct. 11, 2011
7998431 Environmentally sensitive nanostructured surfaces Aug. 16, 2011
7924514 Moveable assembly, microactuator having same, and camera module including the microactuator Apr. 12, 2011
7884525 Carbon nanotube based compliant mechanism Feb. 8, 2011
7863798 Nanocrystal powered nanomotor Jan. 4, 2011
7787990 System of three-dimensional multipurpose elements and the method for creating three-dimensional multipurpose elements Aug. 31, 2010
7777222 Nanotube device structure and methods of fabrication Aug. 17, 2010
7749792 Self-assembling MEMS devices having thermal actuation Jul. 6, 2010
7718000 Method and article of manufacture corresponding to a composite comprised of ultra nonacrystalline diamond, metal, and other nanocarbons useful for thermoelectric and other applications May. 18, 2010
7625383 Surgical manipulator Dec. 1, 2009
7588960 Nanotube device structure and methods of fabrication Sep. 15, 2009
7582992 Electrical assemblies using molecular-scale electrically conductive and mechanically flexible beams and methods for application of same Sep. 1, 2009
7564085 Mechanical memory device and method of manufacturing the same Jul. 21, 2009
7558103 Magnetic switching element and signal processing device using the same Jul. 7, 2009
7518283 Nanometer-scale electrostatic and electromagnetic motors and generators Apr. 14, 2009
7515010 Nanoscale relaxation oscillator Apr. 7, 2009
7495350 Energy conversion systems utilizing parallel array of automatic switches and generators Feb. 24, 2009
7453183 Rotational actuator of motor based on carbon nanotubes Nov. 18, 2008
7361430 Carbon nanotube-polymer composite actuators Apr. 22, 2008
7315106 Actuator element and production method therefor Jan. 1, 2008
7314382 Apparatus and methods of manufacturing and assembling microscale and nanoscale components and assemblies Jan. 1, 2008
7199498 Electrical assemblies using molecular-scale electrically conductive and mechanically flexible beams and methods for application of same Apr. 3, 2007
7196450 Electromechanical assemblies using molecular-scale electrically conductive and mechanically flexible beams and methods for application of same Mar. 27, 2007
7175762 Nanocarpets for trapping particulates, bacteria and spores Feb. 13, 2007
7053520 Rotational actuator or motor based on carbon nanotubes May. 30, 2006
7001013 Nanostructure based microfluidic pumping apparatus, method and printing device including same Feb. 21, 2006
6981727 Diode-type nanotweezers and nanomanipulator device using the same Jan. 3, 2006
6950296 Nanoscale grasping device, method for fabricating the same, and method for operating the same Sep. 27, 2005
6764628 Composite material comprising oriented carbon nanotubes in a carbon matrix and process for preparing same Jul. 20, 2004
6756795 Carbon nanobimorph actuator and sensor Jun. 29, 2004
6738233 Perpendicular magnetic recording head with a magnetic shield to reduce side reading May. 18, 2004
6708388 Method of making a permanent magnet field-type compact DC motor Mar. 23, 2004
6676669 Surgical manipulator Jan. 13, 2004
6674590 System and method for estimating a frequency of slider airbearing resonance Jan. 6, 2004
6628016 Molecular dipolar rotors Sep. 30, 2003
6624981 Micrometric actuation, hard disk read/write unit with a flexure and microactuator formed in a monolithic body of semiconductor material Sep. 23, 2003
6621664 Perpendicular recording head having integrated read and write portions Sep. 16, 2003
6588208 Wireless technique for microactivation Jul. 8, 2003
6582381 Mechanical positioner for MRI guided ultrasound therapy system Jun. 24, 2003
6555945 Actuators using double-layer charging of high surface area materials Apr. 29, 2003
6510120 Method for writing and/or erasing high density data on a media Jan. 21, 2003
6489134 Kinesin motor modulators derived from the marine sponge Adocia Dec. 3, 2002
6457864 Omni-directional high precision friction drive positioning stage Oct. 1, 2002
6455100 Coating compositions for electronic components and other metal surfaces, and methods for making and using the compositions Sep. 24, 2002

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