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Chemistry: electrical and wave energy February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090050468 - Controlled surface oxidation of aluminum interconnect: An aluminum interconnect metallization for an integrated circuit is controllably oxidized in a pure oxygen ambient with the optional addition of argon. It is advantageously performed as the wafer is cooled from above 300° C. occurring during aluminum sputtering to less than 100° C. allowing the aluminized wafer to be... Agent: Law Offices Of Charles Guenzer Attn: Applied Materials, Inc.

20090050469 - Alignment film forming apparatus and methos: An alignment film forming apparatus and a method are provided to form an alignment film for a liquid crystal in a single process of simultaneously executing a film deposition process of ion beam sputtering and an alignment process. The method greatly restricts the size of a substrate. An alignment film... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090050470 - Method and device for enhancing solderability: A method and a device for enhancing the solderability of a lead-free component are provided. The provided method is compatible with the conventional soldering process and is capable of improving the wetting ability of the solder so as to enhance the solderability and the ability of anti-oxidation thereof. Besides, it... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 2099 Gateway Place

20090050471 - Process of forming an electronic device including depositing layers within openings: A process of forming an electronic device can include depositing a first layer over a substrate and depositing a second layer over the first layer. In one embodiment, depositing the first layer is performed at a first alternating current (“AC”) power, and depositing the second layer is performed at a... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090050472 - Elastic current distributor for percolating cells: An electrolysis cell comprising an anodic compartment and a cathodic compartment separated by an ion-exchange membrane, at least one of said compartments equipped with a gas-diffusion electrode having two major surfaces, the first major surface of said gas-diffusion electrode facing the membrane and being in contact with a planar porous... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20090050473 - Conducting belt for use with anode holder and anode holder: A conducting belt is used with an anode holder for supplying an electric current to an anode for plating a surface of a substrate such as a semiconductor wafer. The anode and the substrate are vertically disposed so as to face each other in a plating tank of a plating... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090050474 - Cathodes for aluminum electrolysis cell with non-planar slot configuration: Cathodes for aluminum electrolysis cells are formed of cathode blocks and current collector bars attached to those blocks. The cathode block has a cathode slot for receiving the collector bar and has a higher depth at a center than at both lateral edges of the cathode block. Additionally, the collector... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090050475 - Hafnium alloy target and process for producing the same: A hafnium alloy target containing either or both of Zr and Ti in a gross amount of 100 wtppm−10 wt % in Hf, wherein the average crystal grain size is 1-100 μm, the impurities of Fe, Cr and Ni are respectively 1 wtppm or less, and the habit plane ratio... Agent: Howson And Howson

20090050476 - Zr/zro2 electrode and producing method thereof and integrated high temperature and high-pressure chemical sensor composed by the same: The invention involves a Zr/ZrO2 electrode that consists of a piece of Zr wire and a ZrO2 film formed over the surface of the part of the Zr wire for the use of measuring end in the probe section. An insulating layer and a sealing structure are put in place... Agent: Michael N. Lau Lau & Associates, LLC

20090050477 - Disposable sensor for liquid samples: The present invention provides a disposable electrochemical sensor which can measure redox species in a liquid sample... Agent: Unilever Patent Group

20090050478 - Evaluation of the corrosion inhibiting activity of a coating: The corrosion inhibiting activity of a coating is determined from the effect of corrosion inhibiting species released by the coating on the oxygen reduction current for a cathode placed very close to the coating. A rotating disk electrode or pumped solution flow is used to sweep the corrosion inhibiting species... Agent: Koppel, Patrick & Heybl

20090050479 - Exhaust gas sensor: An exhaust gas sensor including a sensor element and a heating element. The sensor element includes a cup-shaped member having a length, an outer surface, and an inner surface defining a cavity. The sensor element further includes an exhaust electrode coupled to the outer surface and a reference electrode coupled... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090050480 - Exhaust gas sensor: An exhaust gas sensor that includes a sensor element having a cup-shaped member including an outer surface and an inner surface defining a cavity. The cup-shaped member further includes an exhaust electrode coupled to the outer surface and a reference electrode coupled to the inner surface. The exhaust gas sensor... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090050481 - Gas sensor with increased durability and reliability: A gas sensor is disclosed including a gas-concentration detecting element, a casing accommodating the gas-concentration detecting element, a lead wire delivering a detected voltage potential to an outside, an insulator holding the lead wire in electrical relationship with respect to the housing, a columnar elastic sealing member, air holes formed... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090050482 - Cell separation device and cell separation method: Plural types of cells having different dielectrophoretic properties are separated using a simple structure. There is provided a cell separation device including: a flow path through which a cell suspension flows, the cell suspension containing plural types of cells which have different dielectrophoretic properties; electrodes disposed to face each other... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090045042 - Active material based bodies for varying frictional force levels at the interface between two surfaces: A device for selectively controlling and varying a frictional force level at an interface between two bodies, includes a first contact body having at least one surface, a second contact body having at least one surface in physical communication with the first contact body, and an active material in operative... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090045043 - Method and apparatus for concentrating oxygen isotopes: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus in which after diluting ozone with gas, the ozone concentration is maintained low under conditions in that noble gas is solidified, ozone molecules comprising 17O or 18O, which is a stable oxygen isotope, is photodissociated stably and selectively to obtain oxygen... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090045044 - Novel manufacturing design and processing methods and apparatus for sputtering targets: Sputtering targets having a reduced burn-in time are described herein, where the target comprises an atmospheric plasma-treated surface material having at least about 10% reduced residual surface damage as compared to the residual surface damage of the surface material prior to atmospheric plasma treatment. Sputtering targets having reduced burn-in times... Agent: Buchalter Nemer

20090045045 - Puck for cathodic arc coating with continuous groove to control arc: A puck for providing a coating material in a cathodic arc coating system has a generally uniform depression formed at the outer periphery. The depression ensures that an arc from the coating apparatus will move uniformly about the outer periphery of the puck, such that a coating cloud will also... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney

20090045046 - Method of multi-location arc sensing with adaptive threshold comparison: A method of responding to voltage or current transients during processing of a wafer in a plasma reactor at each of plural RF power applicators and at the wafer support surface. For each process step and for each of the power applicators and the wafer support surface, the method includes... Agent: Law Office Of Robert M. Wallace

20090045047 - Conformal magnetron sputter deposition: An apparatus and method for magnetron sputter coating of an interior surface of a hollow substrate defining at least one irregular contour. The apparatus may contain a vacuum chamber and a target containing one or more metals having an exterior surface defining at least one irregular contour. The exterior surface... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090045048 - Capacitive deionization system: A capacitive deionization system comprising: a CDI device; a power supply device electrically connected with the CDI device, capable of providing a programmable voltage and/or a programmable current to the CDI device in response to an input signal; at least one of: (i) an electric current meter for measuring the... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090045049 - Hydrogen-oxygen gas generator and hydrogen-oxygen gas generating method thereof: A hydrogen-oxygen gas generator comprising an electrolytic cell, an electrode group formed from an anode and a cathode mutually installed in that electrolytic cell, a power supply for applying a voltage across the anode and cathode, a gas trapping means for collecting the hydrogen-oxygen gas generated by electrolyzing the electrolyte... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090045050 - Sputtering target structure: To provide a sputtering target structure which has good machinability and thermal conductivity and has good wettability with soldering materials, which is inexpensive and can be used repeatedly for a long period of time, and which is free from problems of cracking and peeling of the sputtering target therein, a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090045052 - High strength sputtering target for forming phosphor film in electroluminescence element: Provided is a sputtering target for forming a phosphor film in an electroluminescence element, which can maintain high strength even when it is allowed to stand in the atmosphere for a long time. The target has a chemical composition of Al: 20 to 50 mass %, Eu: 1 to 10... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090045053 - Method of producing a lithium phosphate sintered body and sputtering target: To attain a method of producing a lithium phosphate sintered body and a sputtering target capable of providing a high-density bulk body with no macro-size internal defect, the present invention provides a method of producing a lithium phosphate sintered body, including the steps of: calcining raw material powder of Li3PO4... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers

20090045051 - Target designs and related methods for coupled target assemblies, methods of production and uses thereof: Sputtering targets are described that comprise: a) a target surface component comprising a target material; b) a core backing component having a coupling surface, a back surface and at least one open area, wherein the coupling surface is coupled to at least part of the target surface component; and wherein... Agent: Buchalter Nemer

20090045054 - Apparatus and method for electromagnetically detecting microorganism: An apparatus and a method for electromagnetically detecting microorganisms. The apparatus includes a pair of first electrodes which are positioned to be opposite to each other on a measuring cell and are connected to a power supply to generate an electric field around a solution contained in the measuring cell,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090045055 - Sensor head for use with implantable devices: The present invention provides a sensor head for use in an implantable device that measures the concentration of an analyte in a biological fluid which includes: a non-conductive body; a working electrode, a reference electrode and a counter electrode, wherein the electrodes pass through the non-conductive body forming an electrochemically... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090045056 - Stable three enzyme creatinine biosensor: The invention provides methods for preparing a stable, multiple-use three enzyme biosensor for the amperometric determination of creatinine in biological liquids that has a useful lifetime that extends significantly beyond that of presently available amperometric biosensors. The biosensor prepared by the methods of the invention encompasses a plurality of immobilized... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090045057 - Electrophoresis chip, electrophoresis apparatus, and method for analyzing a sample: A sample which contains protein is stably maintained in a liquid state during electrophoresis. Electrophoresis chip 1 includes substrate 2, channels 5a to 5d which is provided on surface 3 of substrate 2 and which has openings 4a to 4d at the top thereof, wherein a sample solvent is adapted... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090045058 - Microchip and analysis method using the microchip: With the object of realizing a microchip that allows drying and fixing of a substance that is the object of analysis in a shorter time while maintaining the separation capabilities of a separation operation, a microchip used to implement a separation operation of an analysis sample without contamination or spillage... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090045059 - Method and apparatus for measuring membrane potential of red blood cells using electrophoretic analysis: The method includes: dipping an electrophoresis cell into an electrophoresis tank that contains an electrophoresis solution such that a current can flow at the middle of the electrophoresis tank; introducing a specimen for measuring red blood cells to a zero point S (base point) at the center of the electrophoresis... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090045060 - Method for analyzing protein: e

20090045061 - Nanotube devices and vertical field effect transistors: A method of depositing nanotubes in a region defined by an aperture is disclosed. The method provides advantageous control over the number of nanotubes to be deposited, as well as the pattern and spacing of nanotubes. Electrophoretic deposition, along with proper configuration of the aperture, allows at least one nanotube... Agent: Mccarter & English , LLP Stamford Office

20090045062 - Ion transport device and modes of operation thereof: A device for transporting and focusing ions in a low vacuum or atmospheric-pressure region of a mass spectrometer is constructed from a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart electrodes to which oscillatory (e.g., radio-frequency) voltages are applied. In order to create a tapered field that focuses ions to a narrow beam... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC

20090045063 - Apparatus and method for detecting particles and microorganisms using magnetic field: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for detecting particles and microorganisms using a magnetic field. The apparatus comprises a magnetic sensor that is provided at an outside of a passage pipe and measures a magnetic field induced by fluid moving in the passage pipe; an electrode that is provided... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090045064 - Methods and devices for high-throughput dielectrophoretic concentration: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for assaying and concentrating analytes in a fluid sample using dielectrophoresis. As disclosed, the methods and devices utilize substrates having a plurality of pores through which analytes can be selectively prevented from passing, or inhibited, on application of an appropriate electric field waveform. The... Agent: Kurt C. Olsen Sandia Labs - Mail Stop 9031

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090038932 - Device and method for noninvasive ultrasonic treatment of fluids and materials in conduits and cylindrical containers: A system, method, and device are described for ultrasonic treatment of viscous fluids, including, e.g., crude oils that provide a variety of desired modifications. The invention includes a container having a circumvolving outer wall configured to allow passage of a quantity of a material within a passageway therein and ultrasonic... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20090038933 - Decomposition of natural gas or methane using cold arc discharge: A cold arc discharge is used to decompose natural gas or methane into its gaseous constituents and carbon in the form of solid particles. The gaseous constituents obtained are mainly hydrogen and acetylene and they are produced in admixture with unreacted natural gas or methane. The cold arc discharge is... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090038934 - Apparatus and method for diamond production: An apparatus for producing diamond in a deposition chamber including a heat-sinking holder for holding a diamond and for making thermal contact with a side surface of the diamond adjacent to an edge of a growth surface of the diamond, a noncontact temperature measurement device positioned to measure temperature of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090038935 - Thermal barrier coating resistant to penetration by environmental contaminants: A turbine engine component includes an electron beam-physical vapor deposition thermal barrier coating covering at least a portion of a substrate. The thermal barrier coating includes an inner layer having a columnar-grained microstructure with inter-columnar gap porosity. The inner layer includes a stabilized ceramic material. The thermal barrier coating also... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090038936 - High resistivity refractory with a high zirconia content: t

20090038937 - Household appliances which utilize an electrolyzer and electrolyzer that may be used therein: A household appliance incorporating an electrolyzer for electrolysis of water to H2 and O2 and an electrolyzer therefor. The appliance may include a burner for the hydrogen produced and an electric conductive member to provide household current to the electrolyzer. The electrolyzer comprises an outer housing defining a chamber which... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090038938 - Microfluidic central processing unit and microfluidic systems architecture: A software-driven device named the Microfluidic Central Processing Unit (μfCPU). The device is a chamber encompassing a contiguous physical volume equipped with actuators (electrodes, pressure membranes or other) capable of inducing physical forces on liquids, gases and particles contained in it, for the purpose of performing at least the 5... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090038939 - System and methods of chemistry patterning for a multiple well biosensor: Methods and systems for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a blood sample and, more particularly, to methods of chemistry patterning reagent layers for multiple well biosensors. A first capillary is first configured to receive a dispensed reagent layer such that the reagent layer is distributed in a substantially... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090038940 - Reference electrode: The present invention discloses a reference electrode. According to the invention, a capillary structure is plugged in a solid state electrolyte layer of the reference electrode. By capillary phenomenon, a test solution is sucked to the solid state electrolyte layer to have reaction. Therefore, according to the invention, a test... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090038941 - Device for determining the concentration of a component in a gas mixture: e

20090038942 - Particle focusing apparatus and method for focusing particles by using the same: In a particle focusing apparatus and a method for focusing particles, the particle focusing apparatus includes a channel, a fixing member, a fluid feeding portion and a power supply. The channel has first and second ends and extends substantially in a line. The fixing member includes a first fixing portion... Agent: Paul D. Durkee Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090038943 - Method of electrophoretic analysis of multicomponent solutions and device for performing the same:

20090038944 - Fluid treatment device: A fluid treatment device is disclosed. The fluid treatment device includes at least a first electrode and a second electrode in direct contact with the fluid. The fluid treatment device may include a control device which adjusts a parameter of an alternating potential difference provided between the first electrode and... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090038945 - Method and device for producing by electrophoresis fully ceramic tooth element having a predefined spatial shape: The invention relates to a method and device for producing by electrophoresis fully ceramic tooth elements having a predefined spatial shape, wherein an electric conductive plate (1) having different conductive areas is applied to a working model or a structural element directly or at a certain distance. According to a... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090032390 - Method and device for photocatalvtic oxidation of organic substances in air: A method and a device for photocatalytic oxidation of organic substances in air on a photocatalytic surface of semiconductive metal oxide, air containing the organic substances being caused to flow over the photocatalytic surface and the surface being irradiated with activating light. The relative humidity of the air (RHair) and/or... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090032391 - Device and method for photolysis-assisted electrolysis: A photolysis-assisted electrolysis device comprises at least one fluidized bed disposed in the device's housing wherein the fluidized bed comprises a reaction medium and photolysis-catalyzing nanoparticles suspended in the reaction medium. When the fluidized bed is exposed to light, the nanoparticles catalyze the photolysis of the reaction medium to form... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090032392 - Sputtering target: Provided is a sputtering target in which the ratio of X-ray intensity of (110) measured with X-ray diffraction is 0.4 or less, and even 0.2 or less in a Ta or Ta alloy target. Further provided is a sputtering target in which the ratio of X-ray intensity of (110) on... Agent: Howson And Howson

20090032393 - Mirror magnetron plasma source: A new and useful plasma source is provided, comprising at least one electrode connected to an alternating current power supply and disposed adjacent to a portion of a grounded substrate. The electrode has a center magnet that produces a magnetron plasma at the electrode when the electrode is biased negative... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.

20090032394 - Ionic polymer devices and methods of fabricating the same: An embodiment provides an ionic polymer device comprising two extended electrode layers comprising a plurality of conductive particles, wherein the plurality of conductive particles form a concentration gradient in each of the two extended electrode layers, an ionic polymer dielectric layer between two extended electrode layers, and at least one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090032395 - Biosensor: A biosensor is a sensor strip that is folded to form a base and a cover. The base has sides, a reactive layer and two electrodes. The reactive layer is mounted of the base and has a gap. The electrodes are mounted longitudinally on the base respectively near the sides... Agent: Andrews & Kurth, L.l. P.

20090032397 - Ionic probe including an extrudable conductive junction material: An ionic probe including an extrudable conductive junction material is provided. The ionic probe includes an outer shell holding the conductive junction material and an ionic probe assembly located at least partially within the outer shell, with the ionic probe assembly including an active ion sensitive region extending from a... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC

20090032396 - Unitary ionic probe: A unitary ionic probe is provided. The unitary ionic probe includes a substantially elongate body including a central axis (AA), a proximal end, and a distal end. The unitary ionic probe further includes an active ion sensitive region that is located on and bonded into an exterior of the elongate... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC

20090032398 - Small volume liquid manipulation, method, apparatus and process: An apparatus, a method and a process to achieve manipulation of particles and/or solutions through the use of electrokinetic properties are disclosed. The manipulation is performed using a disposable device positioned on top of a stage for purposes of powering the electrodes. The fluidic solution is brought into contact with... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090032399 - Methods for forming small-volume electrical contacts and material manipulations with fluid microchannels: A microfabricated device employing a bridging membrane and methods for electrokinetic transport of a liquid phase biological or chemical material using the same are described. The bridging membrane is deployed in or adjacent to a microchannel and permits either ionic current flow or the transport of gas species, while inhibiting... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090032400 - Use of support materials in capillary electrochromatography: Use of a support material for capillary electrochromatography (CEC), characterized in that the support material has a porous design and a surface which consists of an outer surface and a pore surface, wherein the outer surface has regions of different derivatization and/or functionality from that of the pore surface.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090032401 - Method and apparatus using electric field for improved biological assays: Disclosed are a method and apparatus that use an electric field for improved biological assays. The electric field is applied across a device having wells, which receive reactants, which carry a charge. The device thus uses a controllable voltage source between the first and second electrodes, which is controllable to... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

20090032402 - Electrophoresis device comprising hole-containing structure and method for fabricating the same: Disclosed herein are an electrophoresis device comprising a hole-containing structure and a method for fabricating the same. By which electrophoretic particles are embedded into holes, the optical properties of the device can be controlled. The electrophoresis device includes a structure having inherent optical properties, thus realizing improvement in reliability and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

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