Sunday, October 15, 2006

US Patent 7119357 - Nanotube Multi-level Memory

Kia Silverbrook is an Australian inventor who use to work for Canon in inkjet printing technology. Since that time Silverbrook has begun his own company and has developed an impressive patent portfolio in MEMS-based technologies. In addition, it appears as if Mr.Silverbrook has some interest to nanotube-based electronics. This patent with priority back to 1999 teaches forming 3D memory structures from intersecting nanotubes. Claim 1 reads:

1. A multi-level memory structure comprising the junction of a series of metallic type nanotube structures attached to a semiconductive nanotube so that electrons are substantially captured in said junction.