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Chemistry: electrical and wave energy January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080023317 - Device and method for gas treatment using pulsed corona discharges: A plasma reactor is provided, which includes a discharge chamber with dimensional characteristics and configuration of dielectric and electrodes so as to enhance efficiency based on the characteristics of the corona discharge streamers generated. Upon application of a pulsed high voltage potential, the discharge chamber enables formation of plasma where... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20080023319 - Magnetron assembly: The present invention discloses a physical vapor deposition apparatus and a method for sputtering. When sputtering from a plurality of sputtering targets, a plurality of magnetrons may be used. The number of magnetrons may correspond to the number of targets. Each magnetron may be different to control the amount of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20080023318 - Sputtering apparatus and method, and sputtering control program: There are provided: a target 15 disposed so as to face an object to be treated 19; a permanent magnet unit M which generates a high-density plasma by means of a magnetic field and deposits a material of the target 15 on the object to be treated, in the form... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20080023320 - Method for manufacturing separator for fuel cell: A method for manufacturing a titanium separator to be used in a fuel cell. In this method, an oxide film (66) is removed from a surface (21) of a separator material (51) by sputtering. Then, separator material is heated within a range of 350°C.-500°C. in a nitriding atmosphere which includes... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP

20080023321 - Apparatus for electrolysis of molten oxides: The invention provides improved electrodes for electrolytic cells operating with molten salt electrolytes. Nonconsumable iridium-based anodes of the invention facilitate the release of gaseous oxygen from oxide-containing melts, for example in the electro-chemical production of liquid or gaseous reactive metals from oxides. Cathode substrates of the invention are constructed of... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20080023322 - Fuel processor: An electrochemical cell includes an anode, a cathode and a proton conductor. The anode includes a catalyst to reform a hydrocarbon to generate hydrogen at the anode. The proton conductor is in electrical contact with the anode and cathode to receive an applied voltage to cause protons to be transferred... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20080023323 - Cathode edge support device for a remote identifier in electro-winning and electro-refining process: A device that supports a remote identifier for permanent cathodes in the electro-winning process. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a support for a proximity identification device for petmanent cathodes that, when interconnected with a remote system, provides for a record of its behavior and position in time of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080023324 - Analytical microchannel device: An analytical microchannel device that detects specimens such as allergen with high sensitivity is provided. The analytical microchannel device includes a plurality of channels, a reaction substance-holding portion disposed on or in any of the channels, an electrochemical detection-dedicated electrode disposed on a channel located on a lower stream relative... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080023326 - Biosensor: A biosensor for determining the concentration of an analyte in a biological sample. The biosensor comprises a support, a reference electrode or a counter electrode or both disposed on the support, a working electrode disposed on the support, the working electrode spaced apart from the other electrode or electrodes on... Agent: Merchant & Gould LLC

20080023325 - Nano-based device for detection of disease biomarkers and other target molecules: The present invention pertains to a nano-based sensing device (a sensor) comprising a nano-scale working electrode that can be used for the ultra-sensitive detection of blood analytes, disease biomarkers, and other target molecules. The present invention also pertains to a method for detecting target molecules using the sensor as the... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20080023327 - Strip electrode with conductive nano tube printing: A sensor system that detects a current representative of a compound in a liquid mixture features a multi or three electrode strip adapted for releasable attachment to signal readout circuitry. The strip comprises an elongated support which is preferably flat adapted for releasable attachment to the readout circuitry; a first... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20080023328 - Electro-chemical sensor: An electro-chemical sensor is described having one or more redox species sensitive to a certain analyte and one or more redox species that are insensitive to that analyte, for the purpose of making measurements in a downhole environment in aquifers or oilfield reservoirs.... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20080023329 - Exhaust gas sensor having a conductive shield and method for routing mobile ions to a contact pad utilizing the conductive shield: A conductive shield for routing mobile ions to contact pad in accordance with an exemplary embodiment is provided. The conductive shield includes a first conductive path electrically coupled to the contact pad. The conductive shield further includes a second conductive path electrically coupled to first and second locations on the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20080023330 - Device for manipulation of packets in micro-containers, in particular in microchannels: The present invention concerns a microfluidic device (1) for performing physical, chemical or biological treatment to at least one packet without contamination.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080023331 - Electrophoretic chip, electrophoretic device and electrophoresis method: Liquid-keeping part is formed in channel 107 of chip 111 for electrophoresis. Electrophoresis is carded out by using electrophoresis chamber 118 holding chip 111 for electrophoresis in its inside and having a system of controlling temperature of electrophoretic chip 111 by putting humidity-controlling liquid 117.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080023332 - Processes for the production of electrophoretic displays: A coating of an encapsulated electrophoretic medium is formed on a substrate (106) by dispersing in a fluid (104) a plurality of electrophoretic capsules (102), contacting at least a portion of a substrate (106) with the fluid (104); and applying a potential difference between at least a part of the... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20080023333 - Microscale capacitive deionization apparatus: The present device is a microchannel separator that uses a separation driving force created by an electric field. An ionic fluid flows through the microchannels and is subjected to an electric field by two spaced apart parallel electrodes possessing an electric charge. The ions in the ionic fluid are attracted... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20080023334 - Liquid treatment apparatus: A liquid treatment apparatus includes a cathode chamber (4) having a cathode (7), an anode chamber (1) having an anode (6), a deionization chamber (2) disposed between the cathode chamber (4) and the anode chamber (1), and a neutralization chamber (3) disposed between the cathode chamber (4) and the anode... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080017500 - Thin-film disposition apparatus: A dividing plate for a thin-film deposition apparatus divides the interior of the vacuum reaction chamber into a plasma discharge space and a film deposition process space, by fixing or connecting a plurality of laminated plates together by securely bonding them over the entire area of their interfacial surfaces, or... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080017501 - Cooled dark space shield for multi-cathode design: A cooled dark space shield for a multi-cathode, large area PVD apparatus is disclosed. For multi-cathode systems, a dark space shield between adjacent cathodes/targets may be beneficial. The shields may be grounded and provide a path to ground for electrons present within a sputtering plasma. Because the shields are between... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20080017502 - Ti oxide film having visible light-responsive photocatalytic activites and process for its production: A Ti oxide film is produced by a process comprising sputtering a Ti oxide film on a substrate in an atmosphere of at least one gas selected from the group consisting of a rare gas, a nitrogen-containing gas and an oxygen-containing gas within a chamber by means of a sputtering... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080017503 - Electroplating apparatus: An electroplating apparatus includes: a wafer holder that is detachable from an engaging hole of a cathode holder and capable of moving in a up and down direction; a spring contact type cathode electrode that is fixed to an electrode housing recess on a top surface of the wafer holder... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20080017504 - Sidewall temperature control systems and methods and improved electrolysis cells relating to same: An electrolysis cell including an outer shell, a sidewall adjacent the outer shell and spaced therefrom, thereby defining a gap between the sidewall and the outer shell, and a plurality of fluid discharge devices interconnected about the outer shell, each of the plurality of fluid discharge devices extending from the... Agent: Intellectual Property

20080017505 - Anode holder: An anode holder is used to hold an anode in a plating tank. The anode holder includes a bar having a conductive portion connected to a power source, a conductive anode shaft attached to the bar, and an anode connected to the conductive anode shaft. The conductive anode shaft includes... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20080017506 - Tubular magnet assembly: A tubular magnet assembly mountable inside a cylindrical target to which the magnet assembly can relatively rotate or translate is disclosed. The magnet assembly discriminates itself from the state-of-the-art in that it comprises both a ‘near’ magnetic field for confinement of charge in the vicinity of the target in combination... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080017508 - Non-contact type single side probe structure: A non-contact type single side probe structure, in which a plurality of insulating films and conductive films are repeatedly stacked, includes probe electrodes formed at an inner conductive film portion of the cross-section of the structure and a guard portion formed at an outer conductive film portion surrounding the probe... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080017507 - Robust low resistance vapor sensor materials: Compositions for sensor films used for detecting chemical analytes within sensors, such as polymer-absorption chemiresistors (i.e., conductometric sensors) are provided. Robust sensor film compositions that have low resistance, high conductivity, and greater temperature stability and sensitivity to chemical analytes are provided, as well as methods of making these sensor films.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080017509 - Chlorine monitor and recorder for water distribution systems: The invention proposed is an improved chlorine monitor providing advanced software technology to replace traditional costly electronic sensor interface boards. The device also provides capability for data logging and remote alarming and modem operation for downloading or assessing current conditions in real time. The device measures free residual chlorine to... Agent: Gary Alan Brown

20080017510 - Nox gas sensor method and device: The present invention is an apparatus for determining NOx concentration of an exhaust gas stream. The apparatus may include an input assembly capable of receiving the exhaust gas and producing a conditioned output gas. The input assembly includes an oxidizing catalyst structure for oxidizing unburned hydrocarbons and gases to higher... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20080017512 - Coatings for capillaries capable of capturing analytes: In general, the present invention provides microfluidic devices comprised of polymer coatings with triggerable analyte capture moieties. In some embodiments, a microfluidic device is provided, useful in electrophoresis, and is comprised of at least one separation channel with a surface, such as but not necessarily an inner surface, and having... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

20080017511 - Microchip analysis method and apparatus: The analysis apparatus for microchips, each at least having a main flow path performing migration of a sample for analysis inside a sheet-like member, comprises a holding part holding microchips so that the multiple main flow paths are provided; a pretreatment part common to the multiple main flow paths for... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20080017513 - Process and system for separation of organic charged compounds: The present invention relates to a process and system for separating neutral and charged organic compounds from a solution or composition using anionic and cationic membranes in combination with at least one filtration membrane stacked in an electrodialysis cell. The process is preferably a batch recirculation process. The process and... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20080017514 - A system and process for extracting and collecting substances from a molecular combination: A system and process are provided for extracting a substance from a molecular combination. The process comprises heating the molecular combination to dissociate the molecular combination into cations and anions, moving the cations and anions through a magnetic field to separate cations and anions, and isolating cations from anions with... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080011601 - Cooled anodes: A physical vapor deposition (PVD) apparatus and a PVD method are disclosed. Extending an anode across the processing space between the target and the substrate may increase deposition uniformity on a substrate. The anode provides a path to ground for electrons that are excited in the plasma and may uniformly... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20080011602 - Deposition apparatus and deposition method: A shield for controlling film thickness is arranged between a substrate and a target. The shield includes an aperture being narrow at a target side and wide at a side opposite to the target. Since the density of sputtered particles decreases away from the target, a portion of the substrate... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080011600 - Dual hexagonal shaped plasma source: A plasma source includes a hexagonal hollow cathode, the cathode including six targets and six magnets to generate and maintain a high density plasma; and an anode located beneath the cathode. A second hexagonal hollow cathode can be positioned concentric to the hexagonal hollow cahode.... Agent: Tran & Associates

20080011599 - Sputtering apparatus including novel target mounting and/or control: A sputtering chamber includes at least two sputtering targets, one of the at least two targets disposed on a first side a substrate conveyor extending within the chamber, and another of the at least two targets disposed on a second side of the conveyor. The at least two targets may... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20080011603 - Ultra high vacuum deposition of pcmo material: Systems and methods are disclosed to form an exemplary memory structure by forming patterned semiconductor structures on a wafer; moving the wafer to a back-biased FTS deposition chamber; providing ultra high vacuum condition; and depositing PCMO material on patterned semiconductor structure.... Agent: Tran & Associates

20080011604 - Process and device for water electrolysis comprising a special oxide electrode material: The invention relates to a method for water electrolysis consisting in using an electrode containing at least one type of oxide material of general formula A2−x−yA′xA″yM1−zM′zO4+δ, wherein A is a lanthanide and/or alkaline and/or alkaline earth metal cation, A′ is at least one lanthanide and/or alkaline and/or alkaline earth metal... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20080011605 - Analyzer and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention relates to an analytical tool (X1) including a first and a second plate elements (1, 3), a flow path (4) defined between the plate elements (1, 3) and an exhaust port (31) for discharging gas from the flow path (4). The exhaust port (31) is provided at... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20080011606 - Voltammetric ion sensor: A method for the quantitative determination of an ion in a fluid which comprises subjecting the fluid to voltammetry using a sensing electrode which comprises an electrically conducting support having a surface which is coated with a support matrix, the support matrix containing an electroactive species capable of being oxidised... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20080011607 - Reference electrode with non-blocking liquid junction: A reference electrode traps silver ions and chloro complex ions leaching to an internal filling solution so that the blocking of the liquid junction can be prevented. A silver/silver chloride electrode can be provided as an internal electrode in an internal filling solution; and a tube which houses, in order... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20080011608 - Device for dielectrophoretic separation of particles contained in a fluid: A device for dielectrophoretic separation of particles contained in a fluid, includes two sets of electrodes, each of the two sets of electrodes being brought to a different potential, so as to generate an electric field inside said fluid. The two sets of electrodes are positioned inside a chamber, itself... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080006521 - Method for initiating a pulsed arc discharge for nanopowder synthesis: A nanopowder synthesis system having an autofuser device which obviates the need for external power switches, and which accommodates repeated discharges (of the order of 107) between ablating electrodes of precursor material at a high repetition rate (≧1 Hz).... Agent: Ross Spencer Garsson Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

20080006523 - Cooled pvd shield: The present invention generally comprises a top shield for shielding a shadow frame within a PVD chamber. The top shield may remain in a stationary position and at least partially shield the shadow frame to reduce the amount of material that may deposit on the shadow frame during processing. The... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20080006522 - Method of producing metal-oxide film: The method is capable of making a thickness of the metal oxide-film on an edge section in a surface of a work nearly equal to that on a flat section therein so as to uniformly form the metal oxide-film can be on the surface of the work. The method of... Agent: Patrick G. Burns,esq. Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

20080006524 - Method for producing and depositing nanoparticles: The present invention provides a one-step process for producing and depositing size-selected nanoparticles onto a substrate surface using ultrafast pulsed laser ablation of solid target materials. The system includes a pulsed laser with a pulse duration ranging from a few femtoseconds to a few tens of picoseconds, an optical setup... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080006525 - Non-oxidised electrolyte electrochemical system: Electrochemical system comprising at least one substrate, at least one electronically conductive layer, at least one electrochemically active layer capable of reversibly inserting ions, especially cations of the H+, Li+, Na+, K+, Ag+ type or OH− anions, and at least one layer having an electrolyte function, characterized in that the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080006526 - Device for plating contacts in hermetic connector assemblies: This invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for electroplating selected portions of elongate and generally cylindrical metallic articles pre assembled and held in spaced-apart fashion into a nonconductive support member encircled by a metallic tube like member one portion of article extending from one side of support member... Agent: Volker Von Detten

20080006527 - Surface treatment apparatus for small object: A plating process apparatus (1) for small objects, including a treatment cell (2) formed by combining a base plate (23), a bottom plate (24), an electrode ring (21) and a cover (25) using bolts (26), energizes a plating solution within the treatment cell (2) while bringing the small objects (100)... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080006528 - Method for forming sputter target assemblies having a controlled solder thickness: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus of forming a sputter target assembly having a controlled solder thickness. In particular, the method includes the introduction of a bonding foil, between the backing plate and the sputter target, wherein the bonding foil is an ignitable heterogeneous stratified structure for... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557

20080006529 - Substrate holder assembly device: A device for mounting and removing a substrate from a baseplate, in particular a substrate holder assembly device, including automated features for latching and unlatching a substrate, for use in a coating mechanism, from a baseplate, which includes an adjustable snap ring holder.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20080006530 - Capillary flow control in a flow channel: A sensor strip with capillary flow control has a base layer having a plurality of conductive paths delineated thereon, an electrode forming layer disposed on the base layer, the electrode forming layer having a first opening forming a working electrode, a second opening forming a reference electrode, and a flow-control... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20080006531 - Ceramic h2s sensor: A sensor capable of monitoring hydrogen sulfide in a hydrogen-containing background. The sensor comprises novel sulfur sensitive materials that may be deposited as a thin film or thick film in a chemi-resistor format. The novel sulfur sensitive materials may comprise a single component oxide material or a composite of two... Agent: Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLPIPDocketing

20080006532 - Ammonia and nitrogen oxide sensors: The present invention relates to an electrochemical gas sensor for measuring gas concentrations of chemical species. More particularly, the invention relates to an electrochemical sensor that measures ammonia and total nitrogen oxides.... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20080006533 - Prevention of precipitate blockage in microfluidic channels: The present invention provides novel microfluidic devices and methods for preventing/ameliorating formation of precipitate blockages in microfluidic devices. In particular, the devices and methods of the invention utilize microchannels of specific cross-sectional configuration and of specific arrangement as well as application of AC current orthogonal to the direction of fluid... Agent: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

20080006534 - Deposition method for nanostructure materials: A method for depositing a coating of a nanostructure material onto a substrate includes: (1) forming a solution or suspension of containing the nanostructure material; (2) selectively adding “chargers” to the solution; (3) immersing electrodes in the solution, the substrate upon which the nanostructure material is to be deposited acting... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080006535 - System for controlling a droplet actuator: Systems for controlling a droplet microactuator are provided. According to one embodiment, a system is provided and includes a controller, a droplet microactuator electronically coupled to the controller, and a display device displaying a user interface electronically coupled to the controller, wherein the system is programmed and configured to permit... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.A.

20080006536 - Processing cellulosic material utilizing atmospheric-pressure plasma: Cellulosic material is treated by atmospheric-pressure (AP) plasma to enhance processes for extracting sugars from cellulosic material and fermenting sugars into alcohols or other chemicals. In one example, the AP plasma treatment is utilized to improve the release, activation or production of glucose and conversion of glucose to ethanol. The... Agent: The Eclipse Group

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