Wednesday, November 03, 2010

US Patent 7827131 - High density synapse chip using nanoparticles

This is one of several patents form Alex Nugent of KnowmTech proposing ways to converge elements of  nanotechnology and A.I. to form a new type of computational neural network. Claim 1 reads:

1. A physical neural network synapse chip, wherein said synapse chip comprises:

an input layer comprising a plurality of input electrodes and an output layer comprising a plurality of output electrodes wherein a gap is formed between said input layer and said output layer such that a direction of said gap is mutually perpendicular to said plurality of input electrodes and said plurality of output electrodes; and

a solution comprising a plurality of nanoconductors and a dielectric solvent, wherein said solution is located within said gap, wherein an electric field is applied across said gap from said input layer to said output layer to form nanoconnections of a physical neural network implemented by said synapse chip.