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Inventor:
Niu; Chunming
Address:
Palo Alto, CA
No. of patents:
41
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8083970 Electroconductive carbon fibril-based inks and coatings December 27, 2011
The present invention relates to electroconductive inks and methods of making and using the same. The electroconductive inks include carbon fibrils and a liquid vehicle. The electroconductive ink may further include a polymeric binder. The electroconductive filler used is carbon fibr
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
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.
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
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
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
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
7880376 Field emission devices made with laser and/or plasma treated carbon nanotube mats, films or inks February 1, 2011
Field emission devices comprising carbon nanotube mats which have been treated with laser or plasma are provided. Mats are formed from carbon nanotubes, also known as carbon fibrils, which are vermicular carbon deposits having diameters of less than about one micron. The carbon nanot
7852613 Electroconductive carbon fibril-based inks and coatings December 14, 2010
The present invention relates to electroconductive inks and methods of making and using the same. The electroconductive inks include carbon fibrils and a liquid vehicle. The electroconductive ink may further include a polymeric binder. The electroconductive filler used is carbon fibr
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
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
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
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
7651944 Methods of positioning and/or orienting nanostructures January 26, 2010
Methods of positioning and orienting nanostructures, and particularly nanowires, on surfaces for subsequent use or integration. The methods utilize mask based processes alone or in combination with flow based alignment of the nanostructures to provide oriented and positioned nanostru
7603003 Nanocomposites October 13, 2009
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
7595528 Nano-enabled memory devices and anisotropic charge carrying arrays September 29, 2009
Methods and apparatuses for nanoenabled memory devices and anisotropic charge carrying arrays are described. In an aspect, a memory device includes a substrate, a source region of the substrate, and a drain region of the substrate. A population of nanoelements is deposited on the sub
7578989 Method of using carbide and/or oxycarbide containing compositions August 25, 2009
Compositions including carbide-containing nanorods and/or oxycarbide-containing nanorods and/or carbon nanotubes bearing carbides and oxycarbides and methods of making the same are provided. Rigid porous structures including oxycarbide-containing nanorods and/or carbide containing na
7553371 Porous substrates, articles, systems and compositions comprising nanofibers and methods of their June 30, 2009
Porous and/or curved 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, production of
7468315 System and process for producing nanowire composites and electronic substrates therefrom December 23, 2008
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
7427328 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor September 23, 2008
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
7422980 Methods of positioning and/or orienting nanostructures September 9, 2008
Methods of positioning and orienting nanostructures, and particularly nanowires, on surfaces for subsequent use or integration. The methods utilize mask based processes alone or in combination with flow based alignment of the nanostructures to provide oriented and positioned nanostru
7391018 Nanostructured thin films and their uses June 24, 2008
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
7382017 Nano-enabled memory devices and anisotropic charge carrying arrays June 3, 2008
Methods and apparatuses for nanoenabled memory devices and anisotropic charge carrying arrays are described. In an aspect, a memory device includes a substrate, a source region of the substrate, and a drain region of the substrate. A population of nanoelements is deposited on the sub
7339184 Systems and methods for harvesting and integrating nanowires March 4, 2008
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
7273732 Systems and methods for nanowire growth and harvesting September 25, 2007
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. In a further aspect of
7262501 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor August 28, 2007
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
7233041 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor June 19, 2007
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
7228050 Nanocomposites June 5, 2007
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
7179561 Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells February 20, 2007
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
7164209 Methods of positioning and/or orienting nanostructures January 16, 2007
Methods of positioning and orienting nanostructures, and particularly nanowires, on surfaces for subsequent use or integration. The methods utilize mask based processes alone or in combination with flow based alignment of the nanostructures to provide oriented and positioned nanostru
7151209 Methods of making, positioning and orienting nanostructures, nanostructure arrays and nanostruct December 19, 2006
Nanostructure manufacturing methods and methods for assembling nanostructures into functional elements such as junctions, arrays and devices are provided. Systems for practicing the methods are also provided.
7135728 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor November 14, 2006
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
7105428 Systems and methods for nanowire growth and harvesting September 12, 2006
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. In a further aspect of
7091120 System and process for producing nanowire composites and electronic substrates therefrom August 15, 2006
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
7083104 Applications of nano-enabled large area macroelectronic substrates incorporating nanowires and n August 1, 2006
Macroelectronic substrate materials incorporating nanowires are described. These are used to provide underlying electronic elements (e.g., transistors and the like) for a variety of different applications. Methods for making the macroelectronic substrate materials are disclosed. One
7067867 Large-area nonenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor June 27, 2006
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
7064372 Large-area nanoenabled macroelectronic substrates and uses therefor June 20, 2006
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
7051945 Applications of nano-enabled large area macroelectronic substrates incorporating nanowires and n May 30, 2006
Macroelectronic substrate materials incorporating nanowires are described. These are used to provide underlying electronic elements (e.g., transistors and the like) for a variety of different applications. Methods for making the macroelectronic substrate materials are disclosed. One










 
 
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