Patents Assigned to Nano Terra Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140133031
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to anti-reflective coatings comprising ordered layers of nanowires, methods to prepare the coatings, and products prepared by the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher COFFEY, Brian T. Mayers, Joseph M. Mclellan
  • Patent number: 8635749
    Abstract: Disclosed are adhesive systems and methods of making and using such systems. Exemplary adhesive systems include protrusions and/or grooves that can interleave to form a reversible adhesive interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Mayers, Sandip Agarwal, Jeffrey Carbeck, David Ledoux, Kevin Randall Stewart, George M. Whitesides, Adam Winkleman
  • Patent number: 8608972
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for patterning surfaces using contact printing and pastes, and products formed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Nano Terra Inc., Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Brian T. Mayers, Jeffrey Carbeck, Wajeeh Saadi, George M. Whitesides, Ralf Kügler, Monika Kursawe, Johannes Canisius
  • Patent number: 8574710
    Abstract: A composition includes a substrate (a) including a surface and (b) a multi-layer coating of nanowires positioned on at least a portion of the surface. The coating includes three or more laminar layers of nanowires and a bottom layer of nanowires affixed to the surface and a top-most layer of nanowires. A nanowire within a laminar layer is oriented substantially parallel to another nanowire within the same laminar layer. Nanowires within adjacent laminar layers are not substantially parallel to one another. The top-most layer of nanowires has a refractive index of about 5% to about 70% of the refractive index of the bottom layer of nanowires, and the refractive index of the three or more laminar layers of nanowires is decreases by about 10% or more per laminar layer from the bottom layer of nanowires to the top-most layer of nanowires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher Coffey, Brian T. Mayers, Joseph M. McLellan
  • Publication number: 20130266762
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to smudge-resistant coatings, methods to prepare the coatings, and products prepared by the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. MAYERS, Joseph M. McLELLAN, Karan CHAUHAN, Wajeeh SAADI, Kimberly DICKEY, Sandip AGARWAL, David Christopher COFFEY, Kevin Randall STEWART
  • Publication number: 20130182328
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles comprising smudge-resistant anti-reflective surfaces, and products and devices comprising the articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Stewart, Joseph M. McLellan, Graciela B. Blanchet, Brian T. Mayers, Adam Winkleman, Sandip Agarwal, George M. Whitesides
  • Publication number: 20130153514
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatuses and methods for treating fluids with ultraviolet light, including fluid streams, utilizing elliptical chambers. Suitably, water or other fluids can be disinfected using the chambers. Methods for optimizing irradiation of the fluid in the apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stern, Graciela B. Blanchet, Shih-Chi Chen, Werner Menzi, Igor Sokolik, David J. Averbeck, John Henry Burban, Phil Rol Chigo, Boyko Tchavdarov
  • Publication number: 20130092657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel etching media in the form of printable, homogeneous etching pastes with non-Newtonian flow properties for the improved etching of inorganic oxides and silicon surfaces and which allow to prepare smaller features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: NANO TERRA, INC., MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Jennifer Gillies, Ralf Kuegler, Eric Stern, Brian Mayers, Patrick Reust, Lindsay Hunting
  • Publication number: 20120097329
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to stencils for high-throughput, high-resolution etching of substrates and processes of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: Merck Patent Gesellschaft, Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Eric STERN, Graciela Beatriz BLANCHET, Lindsay HUNTING, Brian T. MAYERS, Joseph M. MCLELLAN, Patrick REUST, Ralf KÜGLER, Jennifer GILLIES
  • Publication number: 20120027045
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to passive thermal monitoring devices, and methods of making and using the passive thermal monitoring devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. MCLELLAN, Brian T. Mayers, Adam Winkleman, Michael J. Fuerstman, George M. Whitesides
  • Publication number: 20110229750
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to battery separators comprising layers of non-woven, melt-blown polyolefin fibers, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. McLellan, Xinhua Li, Shih-Chi Chen, David Picard
  • Publication number: 20110226697
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to functional nanofibers, methods of making the functional nanofibers, and products such as filters and membranes comprising mats of the functional nanofibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. McLellan, Xinhua Li, Graciela Beatriz Blanchet, David Picard
  • Publication number: 20110217220
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods of sequestering carbon dioxide using metal oxide compositions, methods of making the metal oxide compositions, and articles comprising the metal oxide compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. McLellan, Xinhua Li, Graciela Beatriz Blanchet, David Picard
  • Publication number: 20110171430
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to adhesive systems and methods of making and using such systems. Exemplary adhesive systems comprise protrusions and/or grooves that can interleave to form a reversible adhesive interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Brian MAYERS, Sandip Agarwal, Jeffrey Carbeck, David Ledoux, Kevin Randall Stewart, George M. Whitesides, Adam Winkleman
  • Publication number: 20110076448
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to heterogeneous stamp and stencil compositions, methods for patterning substrates using contact printing processes employing the heterogeneous stamps and stencils, and products formed by the contact printing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicants: Nano Terra Inc., Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sandip AGARWAL, Graciela Beatriz BLANCHET, Brian T. MAYERS, Joseph M. MCLELLAN, Patrick REUST, Eric STERN, Jennifer GILLIES, Ralf KÜGLER
  • Publication number: 20110016675
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to adhesive systems and methods of making and using such systems. Exemplary adhesive systems comprise protrusions and/or grooves that can interleave to form a reversible adhesive interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Nano Terra, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian MAYERS, Sandip Agarwal, Jeffrey Carbeck, David Ledoux, Kevin Randall Stewart, George M. Whitesides, Adam Winkleman
  • Publication number: 20100252955
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for patterning substrates using contact printing to form patterns comprising a polymer, using the patterns formed therefrom as resists, and process products formed by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicants: Nano Terra Inc., Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Sandip AGARWAL, Brian T. Mayers, Joseph M. McLellan, Ralf Kügler, Monika Kursawe
  • Publication number: 20100163526
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to substrates comprising amplified patterns, methods for making the amplified patterns, and methods of using the amplified patterns to form surface features on the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. MAYERS, Jeffrey Carbeck, Wajeeh Saadi, George M. Whitesides
  • Publication number: 20100112373
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to anti-reflective coatings comprising ordered layers of nanowires, methods to prepare the coatings, and products prepared by the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Nano Terra Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher COFFEY, Brian T. Mayers, Joseph M. McLellan
  • Publication number: 20090324784
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions containing a food product capable of developing a volatile, malodorous sulfur-containing and/or nitrogen-containing compound after packaging, and a pristine metal in an amount sufficient to minimize the sensory effects of the volatile, malodorous compounds at a time of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Nano Terra, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. MCLELLAN, Brian T. Mayers, Karan Chauhan