1
Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Ken Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Carbon fibers formed from single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, January 27, 2004: US06683783 (177 worldwide citation)

A method for purifying a mixture comprising single-wall carbon nanotubes and amorphous carbon contaminate is disclosed. The method includes the steps of heating the mixture under oxidizing conditions sufficient to remove the amorphous carbon, followed by recovering a product comprising at least abou ...


2
Richard E Smalley, Jason H Hafner, Daniel T Colbert, Ken Smith: Catalytic growth of single-wall carbon nanotubes from metal particles. William Marsh Rice University, Robert C Shaddox, Ross Spencer Garsson Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, February 17, 2004: US06692717 (115 worldwide citation)

Single-walled carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by the catalytic decomposition of both carbon monoxide and ethylene over a supported metal catalyst known to produce larger multi-walled nanotubes. Under certain conditions, there is no termination of nanotube growth, and production appears to be ...


3
John L Margrave, Edward T Mickelson, Robert Hauge, Peter Boul, Chad Huffman, Jie Liu, Richard E Smalley, Ken Smith, Daniel T Colbert: Chemical derivatization of single-wall carbon nanotubes to facilitate solvation thereof; and use of derivatized nanotubes to form catalyst-containing seed materials for use in making carbon fibers. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, November 11, 2003: US06645455 (113 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to making chemical derivatives of carbon nanotubes and to uses for the derivatized nanotubes, including making arrays as a basis for synthesis of carbon fibers. In one embodiment, this invention also provides a method for preparing single wall carbon nanotubes having subst ...


4
Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for growing continuous fiber. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, June 15, 2004: US06749827 (110 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method for growing carbon fiber from single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) molecular arrays. In one embodiment, the present invention involves a macroscopic molecular array of at least about 10


5
Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for purification of as-produced single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, August 30, 2005: US06936233 (105 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) purification process and more particularly to a purification process that comprises heating the SWNT-containing felt under oxidizing conditions to remove the amorphous carbon deposits and other contaminating materials. In a pre ...


6
Richard E Smalley, Daniel T Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G Rinzler, Jason H Hafner, Kenneth A Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess: Method for growing single-wall carbon nanotubes utlizing seed molecules. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, September 27, 2005: US06949237 (91 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method for growing single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) from seed molecules. The supported or unsupported SWNT seed materials can be combined with a suitable growth catalyst by opening SWNT molecule ends and depositing a metal atom cluster. In one embodiment, a su ...


7
Richard E Smalley, Ken A Smith, Daniel T Colbert, Pavel Nikolaev, Michael J Bronikowski, Robert K Bradley, Frank Rohmund: Gas-phase nucleation and growth of single-wall carbon nanotubes from high pressure CO. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, July 13, 2004: US06761870 (83 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses the process of supplying high pressure (e.g., 30 atmospheres) CO that has been preheated (e.g., to about 1000° C.) and a catalyst precursor gas (e.g., Fe(CO)


8
Michael L, Leslie D, Charles C: Combined drilling apparatus and method. Cudd Pressure Control, Robert C Shaddox, Windstead Sechrest & Minick P C, December 12, 2000: US06158516 (74 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for drilling, completion, well workovers and well control, combining an integrated lifting unit and a coiled tubing unit, the method and apparatus permit running jointed pipe and coil tubing in combination, and standing multiple joints of pipe near the unit. The invention combin ...


9
John L Margrave, Edward T Mickelson, Robert Hauge, Peter Boul, Chad Huffman, Jie Liu, Richard E Smalley, Ken Smith, Daniel T Colbert: Chemically modifying single wall carbon nanotubes to facilitate dispersal in solvents. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, April 5, 2005: US06875412 (65 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to making chemical derivatives of carbon nanotubes and to uses for the derivatized nanotubes, including making arrays as a basis for synthesis of carbon fibers. In one embodiment, this invention also provides a method for preparing single wall carbon nanotubes having subst ...


10
John L Margrave, Edward T Mickelson, Robert Hauge, Peter Boul, Chad Huffman, Jie Liu, Richard E Smalley, Ken Smith, Daniel T Colbert: Methods of chemically derivatizing single-wall carbon nanotubes. William Marsh Rice University, Ross Spencer Garsson, Robert C Shaddox, Winstead Sechrest & Minick P C, January 11, 2005: US06841139 (64 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to making chemical derivatives of carbon nanotubes and to uses for the derivatized nanotubes, including making arrays as a basis for synthesis of carbon fibers. In one embodiment, this invention also provides a method for preparing single wall carbon nanotubes having subst ...