Sunday, January 09, 2011

US Patent 7864560 - Nano-optical memory array

This patent suggests a type of programmable analog array using optical molecules as memory storage elements. Claim 1 reads:   

1. A nano device, comprising:

an army of cells disposed in rows and columns and constructed over a substrate, and

an optical circuit disposed over the substrate,

wherein the optical circuit is formed by nano elements in a self-assembled process, wherein the nano elements include optical storage molecules.