Sunday, April 26, 2009

US Patent 7522040 - Wireless nanostructure chemfet

US Patent 7522040

Nanomix is a company applying nanoelectronics to biomolecule analysis. This patent from Nanomix teaches a wireless nanostructured chemfet which when combined with MEMS robotics may form the basis for some interesting nanoswarm technology. Claim 1 reads:

1. A remote sensor device, comprising:

a nanostructure sensor comprising a nanostructure conducting channel between a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the nanostructure sensor is configured to respond to an analyte;

a measurement circuit operatively connected to the nanostructure sensor, the measurement circuit configured to provide a signal indicating a response of the nanostructure sensor to the analyte; and

a transmitter operatively connected to the measurement circuit, the transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the signal, wherein the nanostructure sensor, the measurement circuit, and the transmitter are assembled together in a portable unit.