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Christopher Andrew Bower, Otto Zhou, Wei Zhu: Device comprising carbon nanotube field emitter structure and process for forming device. Agere Systems, University of North Carolina, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 7, 2003: US06630772 (226 worldwide citation)

The invention provides improved devices containing adherent carbon nanotube films, in particular electron field emitter structures containing such films. Previously, attaining even moderate adherence of powdery or mat-like nanotubes to a substrate was difficult, because of the perfect fullerene stru ...


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Walter L Brown, Sungho Jin, Wei Zhu: Article comprising vertically nano-interconnected circuit devices and method for making the same. Agere Systems Guardian, Lowenstein & Sandler PC, January 22, 2002: US06340822 (198 worldwide citation)

A circuit device is disclosed comprising at least two circuit layers or circuit devices vertically interconnected with a plurality of parallel and substantially equi-length nanowires disposed therebetween. The nanowires may comprise composites, e.g., having a heterojunction present along the length ...


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Christopher Andrew Bower, Otto Zhou, Wei Zhu: Method for fabrication of patterned carbon nanotube films. Agere Systems Guardian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Scott J Rittman, August 21, 2001: US06277318 (191 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating adherent, patterned carbon nanotube films is provided. According to the invention, a substrate is patterned with a carbide-forming material, a carbon-dissolving material, or a low melting point metal. Carbon nanotubes are then deposited onto the patterned substrate, but have ...


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Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu: Article comprising enhanced nanotube emitter structure and process for fabricating article. Agere Systems Guardian, Scott J Rittman, June 26, 2001: US06250984 (155 worldwide citation)

An improved process for fabricating nanotube field emitter structures is provided, in which the nanotubes protrude from a supporting base material to improve emission properties. The resulting emitter structure are useful in a variety of devices, including microwave vacuum tube devices and flat-pane ...


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Robert William Filas, Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu: Article comprising aligned nanowires. Agere Systems, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 25, 2004: US06741019 (140 worldwide citation)

An improved process for fabricating emitter structures from nanowires, wherein the nanowires are coated with a magnetic material to allow useful alignment of the wires in the emitter array, and techniques are utilized to provide desirable protrusion of the aligned nanowires in the final structure. I ...


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Walter L Brown, Sungho Jin, Wei Zhu: Article comprising vertically nano-interconnected circuit devices and method for making the same. Agere Systems Guardian, Lowenstein Sandler PC, May 7, 2002: US06383923 (135 worldwide citation)

A circuit device is disclosed comprising at least two circuit layers or circuit devices vertically interconnected with a plurality of parallel and substantially equi-length nanowires disposed therebetween. The nanowires may comprise composites, e.g., having a heterojunction present along the length ...


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Kyung Moon Choi, Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu: Field emitting device comprising metallized nanostructures and method for making the same. Agere Systems, Lowenstein Sandler PC, January 7, 2003: US06504292 (124 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, an improved conductive nanostructure assembly comprises an array of metallized nanostructures disposed on a conductive substrate. The substrate can also be metallized. Such assemblies provide continuous electron transport from the substrate to the tips of the nanost ...


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Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu: Process for fabricating article comprising aligned truncated carbon nanotubes. Agere Systems Guardian, Scott J Rittman, September 4, 2001: US06283812 (109 worldwide citation)

The emission properties of aligned nanotube arrays are improved by truncating the ends of the nanotubes. Truncation provides nanotubes having a height within, for example, 30% of the average truncated nanotube height, as well as ends substantially free of end caps. The cap-free ends provide desirabl ...


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Edward B Gindele, Wei Zhu, Rajiv Mehrotra: Analyzing images to determine if one or more sets of materials correspond to the analyzed images. Eastman Kodak Company, Raymond L Owens, August 31, 2004: US06785421 (105 worldwide citation)

A method of analyzing one or more images of a user to determine the likelihood of user interest in materials that can be sent for display to the user includes selecting one or more images by a user; automatically analyzing the one or more user images to determine the likelihood that materials in a s ...


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Kyung Moon Choi, Sungho Jin, Gregory Peter Kochanski, Wei Zhu: Field emitting device comprising field-concentrating nanoconductor assembly and method for making the same. Agere Systems, Lowenstein Sandler PC, March 25, 2003: US06538367 (91 worldwide citation)

This invention is predicated on applicants' discovery that a highly oriented nanoconductor structure alone does not guarantee efficient field emission. To the contrary, the conventional densely populated, highly oriented structures actually yield relatively poor field emission characteristics. ...