Patents by Inventor Ralph C. Merkle

Ralph C. Merkle 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).

  • Publication number: 20220106338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including those that avoid the need for a bootstrap process, avoid the need to build tips via mechanosynthesis, avoid the need for charging tips with feedstock during a build sequence, avoid the need to dispose of reaction byproducts, which reduce the design complexity of new tips, and/or which reduce or avoid the need for multiple positional means and/or tip switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Terry McCallum, Marius Mamone, Nicolas Zindy, Kashif Tanveer
  • Publication number: 20210403322
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for performing mechanosynthesis, including those that involve bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips for supplying feedstock, and use of sequential tips such as in a thermodynamic cascade; such features may simplify starting requirements, increase versatility, and/or reduce complexity in the mechanosynthesis equipment and/or process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., Jeremy Barton, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall, Matthew Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11180514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including those that avoid the need for a bootstrap process, avoid the need to build tips via mechanosynthesis, avoid the need for charging tips with feedstock during a build sequence, avoid the need to dispose of reaction byproducts, which reduce the design complexity of new tips, and/or which reduce or avoid the need for multiple positional means and/or tip switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani
  • Patent number: 11155461
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and tools for the synthesis of atomically-precise products via mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including a set of atomically-precise tips and associated reactions, methods for determining build sequences for workpieces, exemplary build sequences, and methods for creating new reactions, build sequences, and tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Ralph C. Merkle
  • Patent number: 11148944
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for performing mechanosynthesis, including those that involve bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips for supplying feedstock, and use of sequential tips such as in a thermodynamic cascade; such features may simplify starting requirements, increase versatility, and/or reduce complexity in the mechanosynthesis equipment and/or process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall, Matthew Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20210317148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including those that avoid the need for a bootstrap process, avoid the need to build tips via mechanosynthesis, avoid the need for charging tips with feedstock during a build sequence, avoid the need to dispose of reaction byproducts, which reduce the design complexity of new tips, and/or which reduce or avoid the need for multiple positional means and/or tip switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani
  • Publication number: 20210149630
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Patent number: 10949166
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Patent number: 10942704
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Publication number: 20210047178
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for performing mechanosynthesis, including those that involve bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips for supplying feedstock, and use of sequential tips such as in a thermodynamic cascade; such features may simplify starting requirements, increase versatility, and/or reduce complexity in the mechanosynthesis equipment and/or process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall, Matthew Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20210024353
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and tools for the synthesis of atomically-precise products via mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including a set of atomically-precise tips and associated reactions, methods for determining build sequences for workpieces, exemplary build sequences, and methods for creating new reactions, build sequences, and tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Robert A. Freitas, JR., Ralph C. Merkle
  • Patent number: 10822229
    Abstract: Improved methods, systems and devices for mechanosynthesis, including those that involve the bulk chemical preparation of tips, multiple tips on a presentation surface, and multiple tips used sequentially in a thermodynamic cascade. These improvements can simplify starting requirements, improve versatility, and reduce equipment and process complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall, Matthew Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10822230
    Abstract: Systems, methods and tools for the synthesis of products via mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including a set of atomically-precise tips and associated reactions, methods for determining build sequences for workpieces, exemplary build sequences, and methods for creating new reactions, build sequences, and tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Ralph C. Merkle
  • Publication number: 20200225911
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Patent number: 10664233
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Publication number: 20200026490
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Publication number: 20200012478
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and which are energy-efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, JR., James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Patent number: 10481866
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating mechanical computing mechanisms and Turing-complete systems which include combinatorial logic and sequential logic, and are energy-efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, James Ryley, Matthew Moses, Tad Hogg
  • Publication number: 20190250187
    Abstract: Build sequences for fabricating an atomically-precise product can be determined using computational chemistry algorithms to simulate mechanosynthetic reactions, and which may use the mechanosynthesis process conditions or equipment limitations in these simulations, to determine a set of mechanosynthetic reactions that will build an atomically-precise workpiece with a desired degree of reliability. Methods for error correction of pathological reactions or avoidance of pathological reactions are disclosed. Libraries of reactions may be used to reduce simulation requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Damian G. Allis, Jeremy Barton, Michael Drew, Robert A. Freitas, Aru Hill, Matthew Robert Kennedy, Ralph C. Merkle, Tait Takatani, Michael Shawn Marshall
  • Publication number: 20190241436
    Abstract: Systems, methods and tools for the synthesis of products via mechanosynthesis are disclosed, including a set of atomically-precise tips and associated reactions, methods for determining build sequences for workpieces, exemplary build sequences, and methods for creating new reactions, build sequences, and tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Robert A. Freitas, JR., Ralph C. Merkle