|NanoInk, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130292879||MOLDING OF MICRON AND NANO SCALE FEATURES - A method comprises providing a mold comprising a surface with at least one identification region, the at least one identification region comprising at least one identification feature that has a lateral dimension of 100 microns or less; and molding an item from a moldable material using the mold, such that the at least one identification region is transferred to a surface of the item.||11-07-2013|
|20130090253||ACCURATE QUANTITATION OF BIOMARKERS IN SAMPLES - Methods and apparatus for the accurate quantitation of biomarkers in dried blood spots (DBS), including providing a substrate comprising at least one DBS, wherein the DBS comprises at least one biomolecule distributed on the substrate in a gradient pattern; excising at least one sector-shaped sample from the DBS; and assaying the biomolecule in the sector-shaped sample.||04-11-2013|
|20120317684||USING OPTICAL DEFLECTION OF CANTILEVERS FOR ALIGNMENT - A calibration leveling system and method are provided which improve printing and imaging at the nanoscale including improved tip-based deposition and nanolithography. The system can include a scanning probe instrument having a video camera with an adjustable lens. The scanner can be coupled to a one or two dimensional array of cantilevers comprising cantilever tips for imaging or printing. The scanning probe instrument has one or more motors for controlling the scanner in the z-axis. The z-axis motors position the scanner so that the cantilever tips are in a level orientation relative to the surface of a substrate. Once the cantilever tips are level with the substrate, the positions of the z-axis motors can be recorded for future reference.||12-13-2012|
|20120297509||MASSIVELY PARALLEL LITHOGRAPHY WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL PEN ARRAYS - Massive parallel printing of structures and nanostructures at high speed with high resolution and high quality using two dimensional arrays comprising cantilevers and tip-based transfer of material to a surface. The array is designed so only tips touch the surface. This can be accomplished by long tips and bent cantilevers and alignment. An article comprising: a two-dimensional array of a plurality of cantilevers, wherein the array comprises a plurality of base rows, each base row comprising a plurality of cantilevers, wherein each of the cantilevers comprise tips at the cantilever end away from the base, wherein the number of cantilevers is greater than 250, and wherein the tips have an apex height relative to the cantilever of at least four microns, and a support for the array. Combinatorial arrays and bioarrays can be prepared. The arrays can be manufactured by micromachining methods.||11-22-2012|
Patent applications by NanoInk, Inc.