Patent Number: 7,042,755

Title: High density non-volatile memory device

Abstract: This invention provides novel high density memory devices (FIG. 3) that are electrically addressable permitting effective reading and writing, that provide a high memory density (102), that provide a high degree of fault tolerance, and that are amenable to efficient chemical synthesis and chip fabrication. The devices arc intrinsically latchable, defect tolerant, and support destructive or non-destructive read cycles. In a preferred embodiment, the device comprises a fixed electrode electrically coupled to a storage medium having a multiplicity of different and distinguishable oxidation states wherein data is stored in said oxidation states by the addition or withdrawal of one or more electrons from said storage medium via the electrically coupled electrode.

Inventors: Bocian; David F. (Riverside, CA), Kuhr; Werner G. (Riverside, CA), Lindsey; Jonathan (Raleigh, NC), Clausen; Peter Christian (Mohlin, CH), Gryko; Daniel Tomasz (Warsaw, PL)

Assignee: The Regents of the University of California

International Classification: G11C 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018