Patents by Inventor Jennifer S. Hovis

Jennifer S. Hovis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5908692
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fabricating ordered anisotropic organic monolayers are described. An apparatus includes a substrate including a surface; and an ordered organic monolayer chemically bonded to the surface, the ordered organic monolayer including a plurality of cyclic organic molecules, each of the plurality of cyclic organic molecules being obtained from an unsaturated cyclic organic reactant that is chemically bonded to the surface through an addition reaction. The systems and methods provide advantages in that translational and rotational order from the substrate is extended into the monolayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert J. Hamers, Jennifer S. Hovis, Seung Y. Lee