Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 21 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,536,776) developed by six co-inventors for a "light emitting device including semiconductor nanocrystals." The co-inventors are Vanessa Wood, Cambridge, Mass., Matthew J. Panzer, Somerville, Mass., Jean-Michel Caruge, New York, Jonathan E. Halpert, Falls Church, Va., Moungi G. Bawendi, Cambridge, Mass., and Vladimir Bulovic, Lexington, Mass.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A light emitting device including semiconductor nanocrystals can have a unipolar construction. The semiconductor nanocrystals emit light during device operation. The size and chemical composition of the semiconductor nanocrystals can be chosen to provide desired emission characteristics. Devices that share a substrate and emit more than one color may be conveniently made."
The patent application was filed on May 7, 2010 (12/776,112). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8536776.PN.&OS=PN/8536776&RS=PN/8536776
Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.
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