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    • Bio-chip, photoluminescent methods for identifying biological material, and apparatuses for use with such methods and bio-chips 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Saraf, Ravi F.; Niu, Sanjun (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2004-03-16)
      A method detects binding of molecules, advantageously without tagging molecules in the sample. A sensor is used in which is included a single stranded nucleic acid sequence and a photoluminescent material in respective ...
    • Electrostrictive and piezoelectric thin film assemblies and method of fabrication therefor 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Claus, Richard O.; Liu, Yanjing; Zeng, Tingying (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002-09-10)
      An electrostatic self-assembly method of fabricating electrostrictive and piezoelectric thin film assemblies not only provides a thinner film than is attainable by conventional methods, but provides excellent molecular-level ...
    • Endohedral metallofullerenes and method for making the same 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Dorn, Harry C.; Stevenson, Steven A. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2001-10-16)
      A family of trimetallic nitride endohedral metallofullerenes and their preparation are described. The trimetallic nitride endohedral metallofullerenes have the general formula A.sub.3-n X.sub.n @C.sub.m where n ranges from ...
    • Fiber-optic sensor or modulator using tuning of long period gratings with self-assembled layers 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Furukawa Electric North America; Wang, Zhiyong; Ramachandran, Siddharth; Heflin, Jr., James R. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2008-02-26)
      The provision of an ionic self-assembled multilayer (ISAM) film on a fiber-optic element including a long period grating (LPG) by a simple, room temperature process provides tuning of the LPG and/or high sensitivity to the ...
    • Ionic solvents used in ionic polymer transducers, sensors and actuators 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; University of Wollongong; Wallace, Gordon G.; Spinks, Geoff M.; Bennett, Matthew; Leo, Donald (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2012-05-08)
      Ionic liquids are incorporated into transducers, actuators or sensors which employ the ionic polymer membranes. The ionic liquids have superior electrochemical stability, low viscosity and low vapor pressure. The transducers, ...
    • Method of protecting metals from corrosion using thiol compounds 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Posco; Gandour, Richard D.; Kim, Hyung-Joon; Zhang, Jinming; Yoon, Roy Hoan (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009-04-28)
      This invention relates to a method of coating a metal surface by applying a solution containing an alkanethiol compound and a solvent to a metal surface, allowing the formation of a self-assembled monolayer, which presents ...
    • Patterned molecular self-assembly 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Liu, Yanjing; Schick, Guy A. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002-12-10)
      A patterned molecular self-assembly is provided. The patterned molecular self-assembly comprises a support having an exposed patterned surface and a non-patterned surface. A compound is selectively adsorbed on the exposed ...
    • Patterned molecular self-assembly 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Liu, Yanjing; Schick, Guy A. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2000-09-05)
      A patterned molecular self-assembly is provided. The patterned molecular self-assembly comprises a support having an exposed patterned surface and a non-patterned surface. A compound is selectively adsorbed on the exposed ...
    • Polar ordering of reactive chromophores in layer-by-layer nonlinear optical materials 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Gibson, Harry W.; Davis, Richey M.; Cott, Kevin Van; Heflin, Jr., James R. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005-10-11)
      Thin films exhibiting second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties, as well as materials and methods for producing such films, are provided. The films are formed by depositing, on a substrate, alternate layers of a ...
    • Polar ordering of reactive chromophores in layer-by-layer nonlinear optical materials 

      Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Gibson, Harry W.; Davis, Richey M.; Cott, Kevin Van; Heflin, Jr., James R. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007-08-21)
      Thin films exhibiting second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties, as well as materials and methods for producing such films, are provided. The films are formed by depositing, on a substrate, alternate layers of a ...