Monday, November 02, 2009

US Patent 7608905 - Interdigitated nanowire antenna array

This patent from HP teaches a nanostructured dipole antenna formed from interdigitated metallic nanowires. Claim 1 reads:

1. An apparatus comprising:

a first set of nanowires; and

a second set of nanowires interdigitated with the first set of nanowires, wherein the first set of nanowires and the second set of nanowires are formed of electrically conductive material, and wherein the first set of nanowires is independently electrically addressable and electrically isolated from the second set of nanowires.