Patents by Inventor Vicki L. Colvin

Vicki L. Colvin 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: 6929764
    Abstract: Ordered, monodisperse macroporous polymers, their corresponding ordered, monodisperse colloids, and methods of preparing them are disclosed. The methods use an ordered, monodisperse colloidal template to define the polymer pore morphology, which in turn acts as a mold for the growth of a new ordered, monodisperse colloid. The macroporous polymer may be prepared with either spherical or ellipsoidal pores from a wide variety of polymeric systems. The new ordered, monodisperse colloid may be grown from a wide variety of materials including ceramics, semiconductors, metals and polymers. These materials are potentially useful in optical, micro-filtering and drug delivery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Peng Jiang, Vicki L. Colvin
  • Publication number: 20020143073
    Abstract: Ordered, monodisperse macroporous polymers, their corresponding ordered, monodisperse colloids, and methods of preparing them are disclosed. The methods use an ordered, monodisperse colloidal template to define the polymer pore morphology, which in turn acts as a mold for the growth of a new ordered, monodisperse colloid. The macroporous polymer may be prepared with either spherical or ellipsoidal pores from a wide variety of polymeric systems. The new ordered, monodisperse colloid may be grown from a wide variety of materials including ceramics, semiconductors, metals and polymers. These materials are potentially useful in optical, micro-filtering and drug delivery applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Peng Jiang, Vicki l. Colvin
  • Patent number: 6322932
    Abstract: High storage densities using a holographic system are achievable using a stratified medium while maintaining a relatively high selectivity upon reconstruction of the stored images. Such combination of high density and high selectivity is achievable by employing a stratified medium and a recording process where selectivity does not vary with recording thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki L. Colvin, Kevin Richard Curtis, Alexander Lowe Harris, Howard Edan Katz, Marcia Lea Schilling, William Larry Wilson
  • Patent number: 6165648
    Abstract: A thick holographic recording medium suitable for use in multiplex holography is prepared from a solution of a bi-functional oligomer and a mono-functional monomer. Precuring, possibly at the same radiation wavelength used for recording, cross-links the oligomer, thereby creating a host for the recording monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki L. Colvin, Alexander Lowe Harris, Howard Edan Katz, Marcia Lea Schilling
  • Patent number: 5874187
    Abstract: A thick holographic recording medium suitable for use in multiplex holography is prepared from a solution of a bi-functional oligomer and a mono-functional monomer. Precuring, possibly at the same radiation wavelength used for recording, cross-links the oligomer, thereby creating a host for the recording monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Vicki L. Colvin, Alexander Lowe Harris, Howard Edan Katz, Marcia Lea Schilling
  • Patent number: 5751018
    Abstract: Methods are described for attaching semiconductor nanocrystals to solid inorganic surfaces, using self-assembled bifunctional organic monolayers as bridge compounds. Two different techniques are presented. One relies on the formation of self-assembled monolayers on these surfaces. When exposed to solutions of nanocrystals, these bridge compounds bind the crystals and anchor them to the surface. The second technique attaches nanocrystals already coated with bridge compounds to the surfaces. Analyses indicate the presence of quantum confined clusters on the surfaces at the nanolayer level. These materials allow electron spectroscopies to be completed on condensed phase clusters, and represent a first step towards synthesis of an organized assembly of clusters. These new products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of CAlifornia
    Inventors: A. Paul Alivisatos, Vicki L. Colvin