Tuesday, November 14, 2006

US Patent 7135054 - Silver Nanoprism


I believe this patent sets a new record for the broadest U.S. nanotechnology patent. Assigned to Northwestern U. (connected to NanoInk, a company working on dip pen nanolithography), this patent presents a very basic claim to a new type of nanoparticle with special optical properties. Claim 1 reads:

1. A silver nanoprism comprising a single silver crystal.