Sunday, October 15, 2006

US Patent 7120047 - Nanotube Ribbon Selector Circuit

Nanotube-based electronics is one of the most active areas of nanotechnology patenting in the U.S. and Nantero is quickly becoming the dominant player within this area. Nantero's devices focus on the use of arrays of nanotube ribbons and this patent focuses on addressing of the nanotube ribbons. Claim 1 reads:

1. A selection system, comprising: a set of devices; a selector circuit to select at least one of the devices for access, the selector circuit comprising switches, each switch having a nanotube ribbon switching element.