Patents Assigned to California Molecular Electronics Corporation
  • Patent number: 7679078
    Abstract: Optoelectronic materials are provided that are bistable organic tautomeric compositions that intraconvert dithio or diseleno carbamate esters and cyclic 1,3-dithia- or -diselena-2-iminium salts of ?-conjugated bis-anthracenyl compounds. Specifically disclosed are compounds having the formula: where X is sulfur or selenium; where the R and R1 groups are alkyl or alkyl that together form a ring of carbon atoms; where An is the anion of a strong acid; and where the Z element is a chiral ring-completing system of atoms that changes chirality on tautomerization. These molecules are in themselves molecular-sized optoelectronic switching devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: California Molecular Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Schumaker, James J. Marek, Jr., James Parakka
  • Patent number: 6628016
    Abstract: Molecular dipolar rotors comprising a base, an axle connected to said base and oriented substantially perpendicular to said base, and a rotor portion having an electric dipole moment are provided. The molecular dipolar rotors may be attached to a surface. Arrays of molecular dipolar rotors attached to surfaces are provided. Molecular dipolar rotors are useful in preparation of small devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: California Molecular Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Josef Michl, John C. Price, Thomas F. Magnera