Methods of producing metal nanowires, compositions, and articles are disclosed. Such methods allow production of metal nanowires with reproducibly uniform diameter and length, even in the presence of catalyst concentration variation. Such metal nanowires are useful for electronics …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): William D Ramsden, Doreen C Lynch, David R Whitcomb
Assignees (initial): Carestream Health, Inc. (Rochester, US)
Agents: Reed L. Christiansen (attorney)

The application was examined by Rebecca Lee (USPTO dept. 1734)


  • 1. A method comprising: …
  • 2. The method according to claim 1 , further comprising forming the at least one halide …
  • 3. The method according to claim 1 , wherein the at least one halide ion comprises …

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Description of Figures

FIG. 1 shows an optical micrograph of the silver nanowire product of Example 1. FIG. 2 shows an optical micrograph of the silver nanowire product of Example 2. …



The general preparation of silver nanowires (10-200 aspect ratio) is known. See, for example, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 60, Y. Xia, Y. Xiong, B. Lim, S. E. Skrabalak …

Cross Reference to Related Applications

This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/326,356, filed Dec. 15, 2011, entitled NANOWIRE PREPARATION METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND ARTICLES, which claimed the benefit of U.S. Provisional …


All publications, patents, and patent documents referred to in this document are incorporated by reference herein in their entirety, as though individually incorporated by reference. U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/326,356 …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the invention is titled Nanowire Preparation Methods, Compositions, and Articles, the application number is 14/035,036 (U.S.), the grant number is 08815150, the application was published on Sep. 24, 2013, similar classification categories are Lead Base, reduction of metal compounds, forming the fibres or filaments into a preformed structure, e.g. using a temporary binder to form a mat-like element, Titanium containing, copper, Copper containing, Manganese containing, molybdenum or tungsten, Magnesium containing, using electric discharge, Special treatment of metallic powder, e.g. to facilitate working, to improve properties, Metallic powders per se, e.g. mixtures of particles of different composition, Manufacture of articles from scrap or waste metal particles, vanadium, Both compacting and sintering, Alloys based on beryllium, located in Rochester (US), the assignee organization is Carestream Health, Inc., the protection scope is defined by 7 claims, was examined by Rebecca Lee, the main examiner (1734 USPTO department), the grant publication date is Aug. 26, 2014, the inventor's name is William D Ramsden, the inventor's city is Afton, state - MN, developed by Doreen C Lynch et al., the invention details are shown in 12 figures, the patent is illustrated by 12 drawings, categorized under Processes as a primary classification, the agent's name is Christiansen Reed L., the exemplary patent drawings are optical micrograph of the silver, Nanowire Preparation Methods, Compositions, and Articles, optical micrograph of the silver, optical micrograph of the silver, the assignee is categorized as a United States company.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Processes, Miscellaneous, By Relatively Receding Work-Engaging Tool-Faces, Alloys based on gold, Hydrostatic Extrusion, Making non-ferrous alloys. The designated search classifications include Elements, starting from liquid metal compounds, e.g. solutions, the crystallising materials being formed by chemical reactions in the solution, Nano-technology for materials or surface science, e.g. nano-composites, characterised by shape.

Patent details
Publication number 08815150
Publication date Aug. 26, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 14/035,036
Application date Sep. 24, 2013
Application type U
Application series code 14
National classification 420/590
Total number of claims 7
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 12
Number of figures 12
Terminal disclaimer
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