|| List of recent Plasmon-related patents
|Plasmonic nanoparticle-doped silk materials|
Provided herein are silk fibroin-based photothermal elements and uses thereof. The silk fibroin-based photothermal elements comprise a plurality of plasmonic nanoparticle distributed in a silk fibroin matrix, and can generate heat when the plasmonic nanoparticles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation.
|Optical device, light source, and projection type display device|
An optical device whose efficiency and luminance can be further highly improved is provided. The optical device includes carrier generation layer 11 that causes fluorescence to occur with incident light, plasmon excitation layer 12 that excites first surface plasmons with said fluorescence, carrier generation layer 11 being laminated on carrier generation layer 11, and exit layer 13 that extracts the first surface plasmons or light that occurs on an opposite surface of carrier generation layer 11 contact surface of plasmon excitation layer 12 to the outside.
|Method for synthesizing self-assembling nanoparticles|
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a method for synthesizing self-assembling nanoparticles with defined plasmon resonances. More particularly, certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to an improved method for synthesizing self-assembling gold/gold sulfide nanoparticles by dialyzing samples during the self-assembly process..
|Plasmon-assisted pyrolysis for site-specific protein digestion|
Apparatus using gold nano-particle surface plasmon resonance heating for a rapid, reagentless and site specific cleavage at the c-terminal of aspartic acid and at the n-terminus of the amino acid cysteine in peptides and proteins induced by the thermal decomposition at 220-250° c. For 10 s in solid samples..
|Plasmon induced hot carrier device, method for using the same, and method for manufacturing the same|
In general, the invention relates to a unit that includes a semiconductor and a plasmonic material disposed on the semiconductor, where a potential barrier is formed between the plasmonic material and the semiconductor. The unit further includes an insulator disposed on the semiconductor and adjacent to the plasmonic material and a transparent conductor disposed on the plasmonic material, where, upon illumination, the plasmonic material is excited resulting the excitation of an electron with sufficient energy to overcome the potential barrier..
|Light-emitting diode structure and method for manufacturing the same|
An led structure include a substrate, a light-emitting structure disposed on the substrate, at least one surface plasmon (sp) structure, and a first and a second electrodes. The light-emitting structure has a first electrical type semiconductor layer, an active layer, a second electrical type semiconductor layer, and a first conductive layer sequentially stacked.
|High affinity hiv t cell receptors|
The present invention provides tcrs having high affinity. The tcr binds to slyntvatl (seq id no:16)-hla-a*0201 with a kd of less than or equal to 1 μm and/or an off-rate (koff) of 1×10−3 s−1 or slower using surface plasmon resonance.
|Plasmonic transducer having two metal elements with a gap disposed therebetween|
An apparatus includes a waveguide configured to deliver light to a transducer region. The apparatus also includes a plasmonic transducer that has two metal elements configured as side-by-side plates on a substrate-parallel plane with a gap therebetween.
|Imaging systems with plasmonic color filters|
An image sensor integrated circuit may contain image sensor pixels. A channel for receiving a fluid with particles such as fluorescent biological samples may be formed on top of the image sensor.
|Targets for generating ions and treatment apparatuses including the targets|
Provided are an ion generation target and a treatment apparatus including the target. The treatment apparatus includes a grid having a net shape of nano wires, an ion generation thin film attached to a side of the grid and generating ions by means of an incident laser beam, and a laser for emitting a laser beam into the nano wire of the grid to generate ions from the ion generation thin film and project the ions onto a tumor portion of a patient.
|Waveguide coupled surface plasmon polarition photo detector|
A metal-semiconductor-metal (msm) device couples light from an optical mode in a waveguide to a surface plasmon polarition (spp) mode on an electrode surface of the msm device. Once in an spp mode, the absorption of light in the semiconductor can take place in a very small area.
|Heat assisted magnetic recording heads having bilayer heat sinks|
Disclosed herein is an apparatus that includes a near field transducer positioned adjacent to an air bearing surface of the apparatus; a first magnetic pole; and a heat sink positioned between the first magnetic pole and the near field transducer, wherein the heat sink includes a first and second portion, with the first portion being adjacent the near field transducer and the second portion being adjacent the first magnetic pole, the first portion including a plasmonic material, and the second portion including a diffusion blocking material.. .
Proposed is an illumination device (100), comprising a light source (110) such as an led or a laser diode, a wavelength conversion medium (120) such as a phosphor, and a periodic antenna array (300) made of a highly polarisable material such as a metal. The light source emits primary wavelength light that at least partially is converted in secondary wavelength light by the wavelength conversion medium.
|Enhancing surface plasmon resonance imaging signal|
Described is a biointerface using near-infrared quantum dots for surface plasmon resonance imaging biosensors.. .
|Methods and apparatus for vertical coupling from dielectric waveguides|
A frequency-chirped nano-antenna provides efficient sub-wavelength vertical emission from a dielectric waveguide. In one example, this nano-antenna includes a set of plasmonic dipoles on the opposite side of a siyv4 waveguide from a ground plane.
|Nanolaser for generating coherent electromagnetic radiation|
Nanolaser for generating coherent electromagnetic radiation, comprising at least one nanoparticle of metal, preferably silver, or semiconductor, at least one exciting element, preferably a quantum dot, for exciting plasmon resonance of the at least one nanoparticle, wherein the at least one nanoparticle and the at least one exciting element are embedded in a matrix of photonic or polaritonic band-gap (pgb)-material, preferably silica carbide (sic).. .
|Light sensors and sources comprising at least one microcavity with a localized tamm plasmon mode|
A light source or sensor including: a stack of dielectric or semiconductive layers includes an alternation in a vertical direction of layers of high refractive index and of low refractive index forming an interference mirror, and presenting a top layer of high refractive index; at least one first metal pellet deposited or transferred on the top layer of the stack of layers to form a structure supporting a first tamm plasmon mode that is spatially localized in at least one lateral direction perpendicular to the vertical direction; and at least one light emitter or detector arranged inside the stack of layers under the metal pellet and at a depth corresponding to a local maximum of the electric field of the tamm plasmon mode to emit or detect radiation at the resonant wavelength thereof.. .
|Microfluidic separation device|
A microfluidic separation device is provided that includes a first sample channel region and a second sample channel region, where the first sample channel region has an array of channels that are smaller than the second channel region, a first detection region and a second detection region located at the interface of the first sample channel region, a detection channel, an illuminating electric field, raman-scattering nanoparticles having surface plasmon resonances for detection when illuminated by the electric field, where the resonances create an enhanced local electric field along specific directions resulting in an enhanced raman response, and a nanoparticle input channel disposed to input the nanoparticles into the second sample channel region, where the nanoparticles are larger than the cross-section of the first sample channel region and the cross-section of the second detection region, where the nanoparticles collect in the first detection region to form region of densely packed nanoparticles.. .
|Methods and apparatuses for engineering electromagnetic radiation|
Laser devices described may emit a beam of electromagnetic radiation having a large wavelength (e.g., mid-infrared, far-infrared) and exhibiting a low angle of divergence. In some embodiments, the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation is between 3 microns and 500 microns and the divergence angel is less than 15 degrees.
|Photothermal nanostructures in tumor therapy|
Methods, structures, devices and systems are disclosed for implementing a photothermal therapy using nanostructures. In one aspect, a device to produce a photothermal effect includes a particle having a molecular layer functionalized onto the external surface of the particle and structured to attach to one or more targeting molecules capable of binding to a receptor site of a cell, in which the particle is configured to absorb light energy at a particular wavelength to produce a plasmon resonance effect that causes the particle to emit heat energy.
|Dna-guided nanoparticle assemblies|
In some embodiments, dna-capped nanoparticles are used to define a degree of crystalline order in assemblies thereof. In some embodiments, thermodynamically reversible and stable body-centered cubic (bcc) structures, with particles occupying <˜10% of the unit cell, are formed.
|Thermally-assisted magnetic recording head having temperature sensor embedded on dielectric waveguide|
A thermal assisted magnetic recording head includes a dielectric waveguide that is configured to propagate propagation light a metal waveguide that is provided facing the dielectric waveguide and that couples to the propagation light propagating through the dielectric waveguide in a surface plasmon mode, thereby generating and propagating surface plasmon, a near-field light generator that is exposed on an air bearing surface facing a magnetic recording medium either at an end part of the metal waveguide or at a position facing the end part of the metal waveguide, and that generates near-field light from the surface plasmon, a magnetic pole for magnetic recording that is exposed on the air bearing surface, and a temperature sensor that is arranged inside the dielectric waveguide.. .
|Energy-efficient transparent solar film|
An energy-efficient transparent solar film is presented. The solar film has a first film layer with metal nanostructures.
|Device and method utilizing a metallic nanoparticle assembly structure for detecting a target substance|
Disclosed is a device and method allowing a trace amount of a target substance to be detected. A metallic nanoparticle assembly structure is formed of metallic nanoparticles assembled together and modified with a host molecule allowing the target substance to specifically adhere thereto.
|Surface modified metal nano-particle and use thereof|
The present invention provides a metal nanoparticle that is surface-modified with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic functional group, and a composition for optical detection comprising the same. The surface-modified nanoparticles according to the present invention form clusters suitable for optical detection, for example, suitable as an x-ray contrast agent, and have surface plasmon energy in the visible region, thereby being usefully applied to a variety of optical detection methods..
|Metamaterial thin films|
A metamaterial thin film with plasmonic properties formed by depositing metallic films by atomic layer deposition onto a substrate to form a naturally occurring mosaic-like nanostructure having two-dimensional features with air gaps between the two-dimensional features. Due to the unique deposition nanostructure, plasmonic thin films of metal or highly conducting materials can be produced on any substrate, including fabrics and biological materials.
|Active laser medium including nanoparticles, laser apparatus including the active laser medium, and method of manufacturing nanoparticles|
An active laser medium includes a metal nanoparticle and a shell surrounding the metal nanoparticle, the shell including a luminophor, wherein a luminescence spectrum of the luminophor overlaps with a peak of surface plasmon resonance of the metal nanoparticle.. .
|Thermally-assisted magnetic recording head, head gimbals assembly, head arm assembly, magnetic disk unit, and light transmission unit|
The thermally-assisted magnetic recording head includes: a laser light source having an emission surface, the emission surface allowing laser light to be emitted therefrom; a waveguide having a core and a cladding, the core allowing the laser light emitted from the laser light source to propagate therethrough, and the cladding surrounding the core; a magnetic pole; and a plasmon generator. Each of the core and the cladding has an end surface facing the emission surface, and the end surface of the cladding suppresses returning of the laser light to the laser light source..
|Process for creating lithographically-defined plasmonic structures with enhanced q factors|
A method for plasmonic structure manufacture and for protecting a plasmonic nanostructure during annealing is provided. The method includes: lithographically forming a plasmonic nanostructure on a substrate; encapsulating the plasmonic nano structure in high temperature resistant material; annealing the plasmonic nanostructure; and removing the high temperature resistant material to reveal the annealed plasmonic nano structure..
|Prism part of analysis chip, analysis chip including the prism part, and method for producing prism part of analysis chip|
The invention relates to a prism part included in an analysis chip for use in an analysis device for analyzing a specimen utilizing surface plasmon resonance, and being cooperative with a channel member to form a channel for flowing a sample solution containing the specimen. The prism part includes a prism main body into which excitation light for generating surface plasmon is incident, and a gold film formed on a specified surface of the prism main body.
|Plasmonic assisted systems and methods for interior energy-activation from an exterior source|
A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent.
|Apparatus and method for performing surface plasmon resonance (spr) spectroscopy with an infrared (ir) spectrometer|
Methods of measuring a sample characteristic and accessories for infrared (ir) spectrometers are provided. An accessory includes an input port and an output port having an optical path therebetween, a surface plasmon resonance (spr) structure for contacting a sample, a mirror system, and an optical element for producing collimated light.