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Inventor:
Kuekes; Philip J.
Address:
Menlo Park, CA
No. of patents:
76
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8270200 Nanoscale three-terminal switching device September 18, 2012
A nanoscale three-terminal switching device has a bottom electrode, a top electrode, and a side electrode, each of which may be a nanowire. The top electrode extends at an angle with respect to the bottom electrode and has an end section going over and overlapping the bottom electrode. A
8258801 Nanoscale multiplexer September 4, 2012
In one embodiment of the present invention, a microscale or sub-microscale signal line, interconnected with one set of parallel nanowires of a nanowire crossbar, serves as a multiplexer. The multiplexer is used to detect the conductivity state of a nanowire junction within the nanowi
8214786 Scalable, component-accessible, and highly interconnected three-dimensional component arrangemen July 3, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention include dense, but accessible and well-interconnected component arrangements within multi-component systems, such as high-end multi-processor computer systems, and methods for constructing such arrangements. In a described embodiment, integrated-c
8212621 Memristive programmable frequency source and method July 3, 2012
A frequency source and a method of frequency generation employ a memristive negative differential resistance (M-NDR) voltage controlled oscillator (VCO). The frequency source includes a first M-NDR VCO of a plurality of memristive VCOs to provide a first signal having a first signal
8212235 Nanowire-based opto-electronic device July 3, 2012
Nanowire-based opto-electronic devices including nanowire lasers, photodetectors and semiconductor optical amplifiers are disclosed. The devices include nanowires grown from single crystal and/or non-single surfaces. The semiconductor optical amplifiers include nanowire arrays that a
8188897 Analog to digital converter May 29, 2012
An analog to digital converter includes a dielectric substrate, an analog input wire, and digital output wires, with a metal insulator extending over the digital output wires. The analog input wire can be in proximity to the dielectric substrate and can generate heat when an electric
8149485 Dynamically reconfigurable holograms with electronically erasable programmable intermediate laye April 3, 2012
Dynamically reconfigurable holograms with electronically erasable programmable intermediate layers are disclosed. An example apparatus includes first nanowires, each of the first nanowires having protuberances along a length thereof. The example apparatus also includes second nanowir
8121807 Method and system for device reconfiguration for defect amelioration February 21, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to cost-effective defect amelioration in manufactured electronic devices that include nanoscale components. Certain embodiments of the present invention are directed to amelioration of defects in electronic devices that contain nanosc
8112700 Nanoscale interconnection interface February 7, 2012
One embodiment of the present invention provides a demultiplexer implemented as a nanowire crossbar or a hybrid nanowire/microscale-signal-line crossbar with resistor-like nanowire junctions. The demultiplexer of one embodiment provides demultiplexing of signals input on k microscale
8086706 System and method for self configuration of reconfigurable systems December 27, 2011
The invention is a system and method for reconfigurable computers. The invention involves a plurality of reconfigurable component clusters (RCCs), each of which can change their respective configuration upon receiving a configuration command. The invention uses a reconfiguration netw
8045253 Sub-diffraction-limited imaging systems and methods October 25, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for obtaining images of objects with higher resolution than the diffraction limit. In one aspect, a method for collecting evanescent waves scattered from an object comprises electronically configuring a
8004876 Configurable molecular switch array August 23, 2011
A computing system for implementing at least one electronic circuit with gain comprises at least one two-dimensional molecular switch array. The molecular switch array is formed by assembling two or more crossed planes of wires into a configuration of devices. Each device comprises a
7989798 Fabricating arrays of metallic nanostructures August 2, 2011
A patterned array of metallic nanostructures and fabrication thereof is described. A device comprises a patterned array of metallic columns vertically extending from a substrate. Each metallic column is formed by metallically coating one of an array of non-metallic nanowires catalyti
7983519 Photonic connection and method for enhancing alignment accuracy thereof July 19, 2011
A photonic connection includes a first fiber and a second fiber. The first fiber has a core with a first predetermined pattern defined on or in a facet thereof, and the second fiber has a core with a second predetermined pattern defined on or in a facet thereof. The second predetermi
7975068 System and method for self configuration of reconfigurable systems July 5, 2011
The invention is a system and method for reconfigurable computers. The invention involves a plurality of reconfigurable component clusters (RCCs), each of which can change their respective configuration upon receiving a configuration command. The invention uses a reconfiguration netw
7948271 Molecular wire crossbar logic (MWCL) May 24, 2011
A programmable logic array (PLA) comprising a two-dimensional array of a plurality of nanometer-scale switches is provided. Each switch comprises a pair of crossed wires which form a junction where one wire crosses another and at least one connector species connecting the pair of crossed
7947485 Method and apparatus for molecular analysis using nanoelectronic circuits May 24, 2011
Devices and methods for detecting the constituent parts of biological polymers are disclosed. A molecular analysis device comprises a molecule sensor and a molecule guide. The molecule sensor comprises a single electron transistor including a first terminal, a second terminal, and a
7924413 Nanowire-based photonic devices April 12, 2011
Embodiments of the present invention are related to nanowire-based devices that can be configured and operated as modulators, chemical sensors, and light-detection devices. In one aspect, a nanowire-based device includes a reflective member, a resonant cavity surrounded by at least a
7922919 Crossbar-array designs and wire addressing methods that tolerate misalignment of electrical comp April 12, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to crossbar array designs that interfaces wires to address wires, despite misalignments between electrical components and wires. In one embodiment, a nanoscale device may be composed of a first layer of two or more wires and a
7899091 Defect-tolerant demultiplexers based on threshold logic March 1, 2011
Embodiments of the present invention include defect-tolerant demultiplexer crossbars that employ, or that can be modeled by demultiplexer crossbars that employ, threshold logic "TL" elements. The threshold-logic elements provide for tolerance for signal variation on internal signals line
7872502 Defect-and-failure-tolerant demultiplexer using series replication and error-control encoding January 18, 2011
One embodiment of the present invention is a method for constructing defect-and-failure-tolerant demultiplexers. This method is applicable to nanoscale, microscale, or larger-scale demultiplexer circuits. Demultiplexer circuits can be viewed as a set of AND gates, each including a re
7869714 Electronic system having free space optical elements January 11, 2011
An electronic system includes a first circuit board having a first optical element and a second circuit board having a second optical element positioned to electronically communicate with the first optical element over free space. The system also includes a cold plate having openings
7803712 Multilevel imprint lithography September 28, 2010
A mold with a protruding pattern is provided that is pressed into a thin polymer film via an imprinting process. Controlled connections between nanowires and microwires and other lithographically-made elements of electronic circuitry are provided. An imprint stamp is configured to form
7786467 Three-dimensional nanoscale crossbars August 31, 2010
Various embodiments of the present invention include three-dimensional, at least partially nanoscale, electronic circuits and devices in which signals can be routed in three independent directions, and in which electronic components can be fabricated at junctions interconnected by in
7778061 Crossbar-memory systems and methods for writing to and reading from crossbar memory junctions of August 17, 2010
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to crossbar-memory systems to methods for writing information to and reading information stored in such systems. In one embodiment of the present invention, a crossbar-memory system comprises a first layer of microscale signal
7760506 Electronic components, systems and apparatus with air flow devices July 20, 2010
Electronic components, systems and apparatus including one or more air flow devices, such as an aerodynamic element and/or an air diverter.
7741638 Control layer for a nanoscale electronic switching device June 22, 2010
A control layer for use in a junction of a nanoscale electronic switching device is disclosed. The control layer includes a material that is chemically compatible with a connecting layer and at least one electrode in the nanoscale switching device. The control layer is adapted to con
7692840 Composite material with controllable resonant cells April 6, 2010
An apparatus for controlling propagation of incident electromagnetic radiation is described, comprising a composite material having electromagnetically reactive cells of small dimension relative to a wavelength of the incident electromagnetic radiation. At least one of a capacitive a
7691201 Method of forming three-dimensional nanocrystal array April 6, 2010
A method of forming an assembly of isolated nanowires of at least one material within a matrix of another material is provided. The method comprises: providing a substrate; forming a catalyst array on a major surface of the substrate; growing an array of the nanowires corresponding w
7657137 Photonic interconnect system February 2, 2010
A photonic interconnect system avoids high capacitance electric interconnects by using optical signals to communicate data between devices. The system can provide massively parallel information output by mapping logical addresses to frequency bands, so that modulation of a selected f
7652911 Nanoscale shift register and signal demultiplexing using microscale/nanoscale shift registers January 26, 2010
Methods for inputting a data-value pattern into a nanowire crossbar, for inputting a data-value pattern into a nanowire crossbar that support computer instructions stored in a computer-readable medium, and for distributing a received data value to each of a set of nanowires that supp
7609089 FPGA architecture at conventional and submicron scales October 27, 2009
Reconfigurable logic devices and methods of programming the devices are disclosed. The logic device includes a look-up table (LUT) and at least one storage element configured for sampling LUT output signals. The LUT comprises a plurality of input signals, an array of programmable imp
7592255 Fabricating arrays of metallic nanostructures September 22, 2009
A patterned array of metallic nanostructures and fabrication thereof is described. A plurality of nanowires is grown on a substrate, the plurality of nanowires being laterally arranged on the substrate in a predetermined array pattern. The plurality of nanowires is coated with a meta
7560726 Quantum information processing using electromagnetically induced transparency July 14, 2009
Quantum information processing structures and methods use photons and four-level matter systems in electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) arrangements for one and two-qubit quantum gates, two-photon phase shifters, and Bell state measurement devices. For efficient coupling of
7546004 Photonic interconnect system June 9, 2009
A photonic interconnect system avoids high capacitance electric interconnects by using optical signals to communicate data between devices. The system can provide massively parallel information output by mapping logical addresses to frequency bands, so that modulation of a selected f
7545999 Photonic configuration June 9, 2009
An apparatus comprising an integrated circuit having a plurality of devices each having device characteristics, and a waveguide structure coupled to the integrated circuit, wherein photons provided to the waveguide structure are directed to one or more devices of the plurality of dev
7525833 Nanoscale shift register and signal demultiplexing using microscale/nanoscale shift registers April 28, 2009
One embodiment of the present invention is a nanoscale shift register that can be used, in certain nanoscale and mixed-scale logic circuits, to distribute an input signal to individual nanowires of the logic circuit. In a described embodiment, the nanoscale shift register includes two
7511725 Apparatus and method for providing a three-dimensional moving image from a non-fixed pixel displ March 31, 2009
Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for providing a three-dimensional moving image from a non-fixed pixel display. In one embodiment, a display having a plurality of pixels is provided, wherein at least one of the pixels is non-fixed and dynamically adjustable. In
7507293 Photonic crystals with nanowire-based fabrication March 24, 2009
Fabrication of a photonic crystal is described. A patterned array of nanowires is formed, the nanowires extending outward from a surface, the nanowires comprising a catalytically grown nanowire material. Spaces between the nanowires are filled with a slab material, the patterned arra
7492803 Fiber-coupled single photon source February 17, 2009
A device comprising a single photon generator and a waveguide, wherein a single photon generated by the single photon generator is coupled to the waveguide.
7489583 Constant-weight-code-based addressing of nanoscale and mixed microscale/nanoscale arrays February 10, 2009
Various embodiments of the present invention include methods for determining nanowire addressing schemes and include microscale/nanoscale electronic devices that incorporate the nanowire addressing schemes for reliably addressing nanowire-junctions within nanowire crossbars. The addr
7449776 Cooling devices that use nanowires November 11, 2008
Different types of cooling devices using nanowires are described. For example, a cooling device may include a plurality of diamond nanowires coupled to a surface. The diamond nanowires conduct heat energy from the surface and dissipate the heat energy into a neighboring fluid.
7447055 Multiplexer interface to a nanoscale-crossbar November 4, 2008
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to electronic means for reading the content of a nanowire-crossbar memory. In one embodiment of the present invention, a microscale or sub-microscale signal line is interconnected with one set of parallel nanowires emanating f
7436209 Nanoscale electronic latch October 14, 2008
In one embodiment of the present invention, a nanoscale latch is implemented by interconnecting an enable line, two control lines, and a pull-down line, when needed, to a signal line carrying encoded binary values to be latched and subsequently output. The enable line is interconnect
7405866 Composite material with controllable resonant cells July 29, 2008
An apparatus for controlling propagation of incident electromagnetic radiation is described, comprising a composite material having electromagnetically reactive cells of small dimension relative to a wavelength of the incident electromagnetic radiation. At least one of a capacitive a
7405462 FPGA architecture at conventional and submicron scales July 29, 2008
Reconfigurable logic devices and methods of programming the devices are disclosed. The logic device includes a look-up table (LUT) and at least one storage element configured for sampling LUT output signals. The LUT comprises a plurality of input signals, an array of programmable imp
7378347 Method of forming catalyst nanoparticles for nanowire growth and other applications May 27, 2008
Methods for forming a predetermined pattern of catalytic regions having nanoscale dimensions are provided for use in the growth of nanowires. The methods include one or more nanoimprinting steps to produce arrays of catalytic nanoislands or nanoscale regions of catalytic material cir
7350132 Nanoscale interconnection interface March 25, 2008
One embodiment of the present invention provides a demultiplexer implemented as a nanowire crossbar or a hybrid nanowire/microscale-signal-line crossbar with resistor-like nanowire junctions. The demultiplexer of one embodiment provides demultiplexing of signals input on k microscale
7343059 Photonic interconnect system March 11, 2008
A photonic interconnect system avoids high capacitance electric interconnects by using optical signals to communicate data between devices. The system can provide massively parallel information output by mapping logical addresses to frequency bands, so that modulation of a selected f
7342656 Dynamically variable separation among nanoparticles for nano-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (NERS) March 11, 2008
A NERS-active structure includes a deformable, active nanoparticle support structure for supporting a first nanoparticle and a second nanoparticle that is disposed proximate the first nanoparticle. The nanoparticles each comprise a NERS-active material. The deformable, active nanoparticl
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