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Inventor:
Wang; Shih-Yuan
Address:
Palo Alto, CA
No. of patents:
188
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8587861 Making a cross-linked polymer network November 19, 2013
A method for making a cross-linked polymer network is disclosed herein. A mixture is formed of i) an electro-optic chromophore, ii) any of a cross-linkable monomer or a cross-linkable oligomer, and iii) an initiator in a solvent. Poling of the electro-optic chromophore is initiated b
8571366 Proximity free space optical interconnect October 29, 2013
A system employs a flexible optical media, two connectors, and a mechanism such as a magnet that brings the connector together when the connectors are close to each other. The optical media is able to guide optical signals, and one connector is attached to an end of the optical media
8571363 Ring resonator with inductance coupled heat tuning October 29, 2013
A ring resonator has a first optical waveguide arranged in a loop, a second optical waveguide tangentially connected to the first optical waveguide, and an electrical coil inductively coupled to the first optical waveguide.
8570138 Resistive switches October 29, 2013
Resistive switches and related methods are provided. Such a resistive switch includes an active material in contact with opposite end electrodes. The active material defines electron traps that capture or release charges in accordance with applied switching voltages. Resistive switch
8294132 Graphene memristor having modulated graphene interlayer conduction October 23, 2012
A graphene memristor includes a first electrode, a second electrode electrically coupled to the first electrode, an active region interspersed between the first and second electrodes, a defective graphene structure that modulates a barrier height to migration of ions through the acti
8283649 Memristor with a non-planar substrate October 9, 2012
A memristor includes a substrate having a plurality of protrusions, wherein each of the plurality of protrusions extends in a first direction, a first electrode provided over at least one of the plurality of protrusions, wherein the first electrode conforms to the shape of the at lea
8283556 Nanowire-based device and array with coaxial electrodes October 9, 2012
A nanowire-based photonic device and an array employ nanowires connecting between coaxially arranged electrodes in a non-uniform manner along a vertical extent of the electrodes. The device includes a pair of the electrodes separated by a circumferential gap. The nanowires chaotically
8279437 Multi-wavelength Raman light detection for detecting a species October 2, 2012
An apparatus for detecting at least one species using Raman light detection includes at least one laser source for illuminating a sample containing the at least one species. The apparatus also includes a modulating element for modulating a spatial relationship between the sample and
8273983 Photonic device and method of making same using nanowires September 25, 2012
A photonic device, a method of making the device and a nano-scale antireflector employ a bramble of nanowires. The photonic device and the method include a first layer of a microcrystalline material provided on a substrate surface and a second layer of a microcrystalline material pro
8258458 Electromagnetic wave receiving antenna September 4, 2012
An electromagnetic wave receiving antenna includes a spiral element configured to selectively attenuate electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength, selected wavelengths, or range of wavelengths, and to concentrate electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength,
8244134 Optical interconnect August 14, 2012
An optical interconnect has a plurality of optical sources, a first lens configured to collimate optical beams from the plurality of optical sources, a second lens configured to refocus the optical beams, and a plurality of optical receivers configured to receive the refocused optica
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
8208137 Molecule detection using Raman light detection June 26, 2012
An apparatus for detecting at least one molecule using Raman light detection includes a substrate for supporting a sample containing the at least one molecule, a laser source for emitting a laser beam to cause Raman light emission from the at least one molecule, a modulating element
8203171 Defective graphene-based memristor June 19, 2012
A graphene-based memristor includes a first electrode, a defective graphene layer adjacent the first electrode, a memristive material that includes a number of ions adjacent the defective graphene layer, a second electrode adjacent the memristive material, and a voltage source that g
8188494 Utilizing nanowire for generating white light May 29, 2012
One embodiment in accordance with the invention is an apparatus that can include a light emitting diode that is for of outputting light in the blue wavelength. Furthermore, the apparatus can also include a nanowire or nanoparticle coupled to a surface of the light emitting diode. Add
8183566 Hetero-crystalline semiconductor device and method of making same May 22, 2012
A hetero-crystalline semiconductor device and a method of making the same include a non-single crystalline semiconductor layer and a nanostructure layer that comprises a single crystalline semiconductor nanostructure integral to a crystallite of the non-single crystalline semiconductor
8175429 Microresonator systems and methods of fabricating the same May 8, 2012
Various embodiments of the present invention are related to microresonator systems that can be used as a laser, a modulator, and a photodetector and to methods for fabricating the microresonator systems. In one embodiment, a microdisk comprises: a top layer; a bottom layer; an interm
8174769 Beamsplitters with offset compensation May 8, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to beamsplitters that include optical elements to correct for beam offset. In one embodiment, a beamsplitter includes a first plate having two approximately parallel and opposing planar surfaces and a partially reflective layer coating on
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
8134774 Dynamically reconfigurable negative index material crossbars with gain March 13, 2012
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to negative index material crossbars that can be electronically controlled and dynamically reconfigured to exhibit a variety of electromagnetic properties. In one aspect, a negative index material crossbar comprises a first la
8111440 Structure and method for modulating light February 7, 2012
A structure includes a film having a plurality of nanoapertures and a semiconductor layer in connection with the film. The nanoapertures are configured to allow the transmission of a predetermined subwavelength of light through the film via the plurality of nanoapertures. The semicon
8111143 Assembly for monitoring an environment February 7, 2012
An assembly for monitoring an environment includes a RFID tag and a sensing unit. The sensing unit is configured to be activated by a RF signal received by the RFID tag and to sense information regarding an environment.
8107149 Negative index material-based modulators and methods for fabricating the same January 31, 2012
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to external, electronically controllable, negative index material-based modulators. In one aspect, an external modulator comprises a negative index material in electronic communication with an electronic signal source. The negativ
8098971 Method and apparatus for electromagnetic resonance using negative index material January 17, 2012
An electromagnetic resonance device includes an input reflector, an output reflector, and a periodic dielectric medium (PDM) disposed between the input reflector and the output reflector. The input reflector and output reflector are configured to be reflective to radiation having a w
8063395 Memristor amorphous metal alloy electrodes November 22, 2011
A nanoscale switching device comprises at least two electrodes, each of a nanoscale width; and an active region disposed between and in electrical contact with the electrodes, the active region containing a switching material capable of carrying a species of dopants and transporting the
8054531 Micro-electro-mechanical systems and photonic interconnects employing the same November 8, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to micro-electro-mechanical systems and photonic interconnects employing micro-electro-mechanical systems. One micro-electro-mechanical system embodiment of the present invention includes a lens structure and an actuator. The
8054461 Systems for performing Raman spectroscopy November 8, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems for performing Raman spectroscopy. In one embodiment, a system for performing Raman spectroscopy comprises an analyte holder having a surface configured to retain an analyte and a light concentrator configured t
8053982 Light-emitting diodes with carrier extraction electrodes November 8, 2011
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a light-emitting diode having one or more light-emitting layers, a pair of electrodes disposed on the light-emitting diode so that an operating voltage can be applied to generate light from the one or more light-emitting layers, and at
8044381 Light emitting diode (LED) October 25, 2011
A light-emitting diode (LED) includes a p-type layer, an n-type layer, and an active layer arranged between the p-type layer and the n-type layer. The active layer includes at least one quantum well adjacent to at least one modulation-doped layer. Alternatively, or in addition thereto,
8009991 Dynamic optical signal tracking on a detector array in a free space optical communication system August 30, 2011
A free-space optical communication system includes a detector array having a plurality of detector elements and a transmitting source. Dynamic movement of the optical signal on the detector array is caused by changes in orientation of the transmitting source. A tracker tracks the mov
8009941 Photonic systems and methods for encoding data in carrier electromagnetic waves August 30, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention are related to photonic systems and methods that can be used to encode data in carrier electromagnetic waves. In one embodiment of the present invention, a photonic switch comprises: a waveguide configured to guide electromagnetic waves; a
7989841 Fast injection optical switch August 2, 2011
A fast injection optical switch is disclosed. The optical switch includes a thyristor having a plurality of layers including an outer doped layer and a switching layer. An area of the thyristor is configured to receive a light beam to be directed through at least one of the plurality of
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
7983135 Optical system with superlens July 19, 2011
An optical system includes an optical recording medium configured to store data and a light device configured to emit a beam of light to write the data to the optical recording medium or read the data from the optical recording medium. The optical system also includes a superlens pos
7972882 Microresonator systems and methods of fabricating the same July 5, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention are related to microresonator systems and to methods for fabricating the microresonator systems. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a microresonator system comprises: forming a multilayer system having a bottom layer, a top layer,
7965436 Micron-size optical faraday rotator June 21, 2011
In an embodiment, micron-size optical Faraday rotator includes a non-magnetic dielectric waveguide. The waveguide includes a plurality of perforations to form a photonic crystal. A magnetic cladding is disposed on at least one side of the waveguide. The Faraday rotator causes non-rec
7960653 Conductive nanowires for electrical interconnect June 14, 2011
An electrical interconnect includes first and second electrical contacts to be electrically connected, each electrical contact having a plurality of electrically conductive nanowires extending outwardly from a respective electrical contact; and the nanowires of the first electrical c
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
7925168 Optical interconnect system providing communication between computer system components April 12, 2011
An optical interconnect system for communication between computer system components is described. The system includes an optical data communication path and a plurality of optical taps, each optical tap optically coupling a respective computer system component to the optical data com
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
7906778 Methods of making nano-scale structures having controlled size, nanowire structures and methods March 15, 2011
Methods of making nanometer-scale semiconductor structures with controlled size are disclosed. Semiconductor structures that include one or more nanowires are also disclosed. The nanowires can include a passivation layer or have a hollow tube structure.
7880251 Structure having nanoapertures February 1, 2011
A structure includes a film having a plurality of nanoapertures. The nanoapertures are configured to allow the transmission of a predetermined subwavelength of light through the film via the plurality of nanoapertures. The structure also includes a semiconductor layer in connection w
7875884 Hetero-crystalline structure and method of making same January 25, 2011
A hetero-crystalline device structure and a method of making the same include a first layer and a nanostructure integral to a crystallite in the first layer. The first layer is a non-single crystalline material. The nanostructure is a single crystalline material. The nanostructure is
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
7847236 Fresnel antenna December 7, 2010
A Fresnel antenna includes a plurality of Fresnel elements spaced to selectively attenuate electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength, selected wavelengths, or range of wavelengths, and to concentrate electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength, selected wave
7843026 Composite material with conductive structures of random size, shape, orientation, or location November 30, 2010
A composite material with at least one of a negative effective permittivity and a negative effective permeability for incident radiation of at least one wavelength is described. The composite material comprises conductive structures that are substantially random with respect to at le
7835610 Optical waveguide November 16, 2010
An optical waveguide and method of making are disclosed. The method of making includes forming a layer on a substrate of a substantially optically transparent material. The layer includes an inner area and an outer area. A sufficient number of voids can be created in the inner area t
7832416 Imprint lithography apparatus and methods November 16, 2010
An imprint lithography apparatus including a service station.
7829050 Methods of forming single-crystal metal-silicide nanowires and resulting nanowire structures November 9, 2010
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods of forming single-crystal metal-silicide nanowires and resulting nanowire structures. In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of fabricating nanowires is disclosed. In the method, a number of nanowire-p
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