Friday, April 03, 2009

US Patent 7511318 - Nanotube ribbon memory array

This patent from Nantero has priority going back to 2001 and is basic to the use of nanotube fabric in electronic structures such as memory and logic arrays. Claim 1 reads:

1. A structure, comprising:

a substrate having a surface, the substrate comprising patterned regions of conductor and patterned regions of insulator below the surface of the substrate; and

a nonwoven nanotube fabric of unaligned nanotubes disposed on the surface of the substrate, wherein the nonwoven nanotube fabric is parallel to the substrate.