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Chemistry: electrical and wave energy December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090321244 - Process for producing hydrogen: The present invention relates to the conversion of water into hydrogen and oxygen, and more particularly to a conversion of water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight and an inorganic catalyst. More specifically, the invention relates to systems and processes for generating hydrogen molecules from sunlight and water, such as... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC

20090321245 - Generation of coupled plasma discharges for use in liquid-phase or gas-phase processes: A method of stimulating chemical reactions within a fluid media uses a gas plasma ejected from a gas-buffered microhollow cathode discharge apparatus into the fluid media. The apparatus has an electrically-conductive housing with an electrode positioned therein such as to create air channels between the electrode and the housing. The... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090321247 - Ionized physical vapor deposition (ipvd) process: A method is provided of operating a deposition system to deposit coating material into high aspect ratio nano-sized features on a patterned substrate that enhances sidewall coverage compared to field area and bottom surface coverage while minimizing or eliminating overhang. The method includes performing a process step with a gross... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)

20090321248 - Low damage sputtering system and method: A sputtering system includes a disk-shaped target concentric with an annular anode in a reaction chamber. A thermally-sensitive sample is arranged in the reaction chamber so as to receive material sputtered from the target. The thermally-sensitive sample can be a soft tissue biological specimen. A magnet is arranged proximal to... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090321249 - Method of hard coating a blade: A sputtering apparatus includes a chamber for containing a feed gas. An anode is positioned inside the chamber. A cathode assembly comprising target material is positioned adjacent to an anode inside the chamber. A magnet is positioned adjacent to cathode assembly. A platen that supports a substrate is positioned adjacent... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLC

20090321246 - Method of fabricating and apparatus of fabricating tunnel magnetic resistive element: A method and an apparatus of fabricating a tunnel magnetic resistive element which do not show much dispersion in RA and capable of obtaining a high MR ratio in a low RA are provided. The method of fabricating a tunnel magnetic resistive element includes a first ferromagnetic layer, a tunnel... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090321250 - Apparatus for plating semiconductor wafers: An electroplating apparatus for electroplating a surface of a wafer is provided. The wafer is capable of being electrically charged as a cathode. The electroplating apparatus includes a plating head capable of being positioned either over or under the surface of a wafer and capable of being electrically charged as... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090321251 - Electrochemical system and method for the treatment of water and wastewater: Contaminants are removed from raw water or discharge water from plants, such as sewerage and industrial plants, by applying direct current through an array of spaced, alternately charged electrodes to eliminate or minimize clogging of the electrodes with precipitated contaminants. Polarity may be switched periodically to assist in eliminating or... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090321252 - Sulfuric acid electrolytic cell and a sulfuric acid recycle type cleaning system applying the sulfuric acid electrolytic cell: In a sulfuric acid electrolytic cell to electrolyze sulfuric acid supplied to an anode compartment and a cathode compartment comprising a diaphragm, said anode compartment and said cathode compartment separated by said diaphragm, a cathode provided in said cathode compartment and a conductive diamond anode provided in said anode compartment,... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20090321253 - Electrode mounting structure of surface treatment apparatus: An electrode mounting structure of a surface treatment apparatus in which a metal electrode is disposed so as to oppose to an inner-peripheral surface of a cylinder, the electrode and the cylinder are energized in a state where treatment liquid is interposed between the electrode and the cylinder inner-peripheral surface... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090321254 - Hemoglobin-detecting electrode test strip and device comprising the same: A hemoglobin-detecting electrode test strip is provided, which includes an insulating substrate; an electrode system; an insulating layer that partially covers the electrode system so that one uncovered portion on the electrode system forms an electrochemical reaction region and another uncovered portion on the electrode system forms a conductive wire... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090321255 - Drug-meter: multiwell membrane-based potentiometric sensor for high throughput tests of drugs: Multiwell membrane-based potentiometric sensor for high throughput tests. The sensor includes a reference element under the bottom of the multiwell plate, where the bottoms of the wells have sensitive potentiometric membranes. The plate is made with the electrically nonconductive polymer. The output of the chemical sensor is a transmembrane voltage... Agent: Kocherginsky Nikolai M.

20090321257 - Biosensor, method of producing the same and detection system comprising the same: A biosensor that detects a target substance contained in a liquid sample has an insulating base plate including a recess formed in a portion that is thinner than the surrounding part, a working electrode and a counter electrode, at least one of which is disposed in the recess, and a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090321256 - Biosensors and methods of making: Devices and methods for determining the concentration of an analyte in a sample of liquid are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090321258 - Sensor card for determining analytes in liquid or gas samples and method for producing such a sensor card: A sensor card for determining analytes in liquid and gas samples with films connected to one another in sheetlike fashion, namely a sensor film facing the sample with openings and a covering film remote from the sample with openings for electrical tapping, at least one sensor being provided and arranged... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090321259 - Portable preparation, analysis, and detection apparatus for nucleic acid processing: The present teachings comprise a device and method for lysing and/or purifying biological sample. The device can comprise a cartridge having a chamber containing a biological sample receiving region, a plurality of electrodes, and one or more sieving matrices. The electrodes can be configured to lyse the biological sample through... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20090321260 - Liquid treatment methods and apparatus: A liquid or water treatment apparatus comprising one or both of an electrodialysis cell and a cavitation unit. The cavitation unit generates cavitation in the liquid by flow of the liquid into a constriction where cavitation bubbles are formed and then to an outlet where cavitation bubbles implode, and the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090321261 - Detection methods and detection devices based on the quantum confinement effects: The invention describes detection methods and devices that comprise nanostructures and which detection mechanism is based on the quantum confinement effects. The nanostructures are built to have specific energy levels designed to match the energy levels of the targeted analyte that is to be detected. The analyte species are sensed... Agent: Dr. Branislav Vlahovic

20090321262 - Liquid transfer device: Provided is a liquid transfer device which controls electrically liquid position. The surface of the liquid transfer device is provided with unevenness in order to solve a problem of having a large number of electrodes for controlling voltage. The number of electrodes for controlling voltage can be halved by utilization... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090321263 - Clinical analysis apparatus: To enable reuse of expensive microchips in a clinical analysis apparatus, while constantly and efficiently obtaining accurate analysis results. A clinical apparatus employs microchips to analyze substances, which are contained in samples and are targets of measurement. The clinical analysis apparatus is equipped with: a stocking section; a dispensing mechanism,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090321264 - Concentration and purification of analytes using electric fields: Embodiments of a device and method are described which provide for concentration and purification of analytes, e.g., polynucleotides, in channel devices using AC and DC electric fields.... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090314627 - Electro-magnetic treatment of a modified biomass: A process is disclosed for making a biomass susceptible to depolymerization or liquefaction under mild conditions. The process comprises introducing into the biomass a material susceptible to the absorption of electro-magnetic radiation to form a radiation absorbent biomass. The radiation absorbent biomass is subjected to electro-magnetic radiation to form an... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu

20090314626 - Method for treating effluents containing fluorocompounds like pfc and hfc: The invention relates to a method for destroying effluents issuing from a reactor, the said effluents being transported through at least one pump towards plasma means capable of destroying at least certain bonds in the molecules of the PFC or HFC type between the fluorine and the other elements of... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090314628 - Methods for processing substrates comprising metallic nanoparticles: Methods for processing substrate surfaces comprising metallic nanoparticles are disclosed. The methods involve providing a substrate surface comprising metallic nanoparticles, and exposing the substrate surface to a plasma.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20090314629 - Microwave plasma processing apparatus and method of supplying microwaves using the apparatus: A transmission path of microwaves even after a temperature increases, is maintained in an appropriate state. A microwave plasma processing apparatus performs plasma processing on a substrate by exciting gas due to the electric field energy of microwaves emitted from a slot plate of a radial line slot antenna (RLSA).... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090314630 - Pulsed electric field enhanced method of extraction: The present invention relates to a process enhancing the extraction of phytochemicals from plant materials using pulsed electric field. The process is also used with a step of pressing, wherein the pressing and the pulse electric field treatment can be accomplished in a unique treatment chamber.... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090314631 - Magnetron with electromagnets and permanent magnets: A magnet assembly for a magnetron sputtering device having circular, linear or other types of planar targets including two permanent magnets and an electromagnet, e.g., electromagnetic coil between the permanent magnets associated with a sputtering target of a target assembly. An electrical control circuit is arranged to selectively adjust at... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090314633 - Electron beam enhanced large area deposition system: This invention provides a means to deposit thin films and coatings on a substrate using an electron beam generated plasma. The plasma can be used as an ion source in sputter applications, where the ions are used to liberate material from a target surface which can then condense on a... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20090314634 - Electromagnetic noise suppressor, structure with electromagnetic noise suppressing function and their manufacturing methods: An electromagnetic noise suppressor of the present invention has magnetic resonance frequency of 8 GHz or higher, and the imaginary part of complex magnetic permeability at 8 GHz is higher than the imaginary part of complex magnetic permeability at 5 GHz. Such an electromagnetic noise suppressor is capable of achieving... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090314632 - Fcc-like trilayer ap2 structure for cpp gmr em improvement: A method of forming a CPP-GMR spin valve having a pinned layer with an AP2/coupling/AP1 configuration is disclosed wherein the AP2 portion is a FCC-like trilayer having a composition represented by CoZFe(100-Z)/Fe(100-X)TaX/CoZFe(100-Z) or CoZFe(100-Z)/FeYCo(100-Y)/CoZFe(100-Z) where x is 3 to 30 atomic %, y is 40 to 100 atomic %, and... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC

20090314635 - Plasma processing apparatus, plasma processing method, and organic electron device: An organic film and a metal electrode (a cathode film) are formed on an indium tin oxide (ITO) of a substrate. The plasma processing apparatus supplies at least one of a predetermined processing gas for chemically reacting with the organic film and a predetermined inert gas for sputtering the organic... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090314636 - Capacitive-coupled magnetic neutral loop plasma sputtering system: A capacitive-coupled magnetic neutral line plasma sputtering system having such a structure that the utilization efficiency of a target can be increased drastically by sputtering the target uniformly, distribution of magnetic lines of force is vertical and uniform in the vicinity of the substrate, and charge up does not take... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090314637 - System and method for coding information on a biosensor test strip: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a concentration of an analyte of interest in a biological fluid, wherein the test strip may be encoded with information that can be read by a test meter into which the test strip is inserted. In one embodiment, a first test... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090314638 - Methods and compositions for capillary electrophoresis: This invention relates to improved methods and compositions for conducting Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) to separate molecules on the basis of their respective size or charge.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090314639 - Means and devices for electro-filtration of molecules: The present invention relates to means and devices for electro-filtration of molecules. The membranes comprise N-acryloyl-tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (NAT) covalently linked to a support. The invention further encompasses compositions comprising an isoelectric buffer covalently bound to N-acryloyl-tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (NAT). In particular, the present invention relates to membranes and devices allowing an isoelectric filtration... Agent: Novartis Corporate Intellectual Property

20090314640 - Method for the electrophoretic coating of workpieces and coating installation: A method for the electrophoretic coating of workpieces with a coating medium, in particular lacquer, and a coating installation are described. In the method, at least one workpiece is immersed in the coating medium. With a voltage source, a d.c. voltage is applied between the workpiece and at least one... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20090314641 - Methods and apparatus for low resistance electrophoresis of prior-cast, hydratable separation media: Methods and apparatus are presented that facilitate electrophoresis of prior-cast, hydratable separation media, usefully immobilized pH gradient (IPG) strips. The method exploits the swelling of prior-cast, hydratable separation media upon rehydration to help lodge the media in an enclosing member that permits spaced electrical communication with the enclosed separation media.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20090314642 - Carbon nanotubes bonding on metallic electrodes: A method for large scale bonding carbon nanotubes on metallic electrodes is disclosed. The method includes that the wafer with a number of patterned electrodes deposited by CNTs via dielectrophoresis method is put onto the pedestal of our designed RF induction heating system. Then, the winding with alternating current induces... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090314643 - Electrophoresis cassette and method for producing the same: The object of the present invention is to inject smoothly a precursor to be a support and make an excellent support in which a boundary between a separation gel and a concentration gel after the injection is not ill-defined in the cassette which is made by combining two plates made... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090314644 - Method and device for electrokinetic manipulation: A device for manipulating an object present in a fluid by electrokinetics is disclosed. The device comprises a substrate forming a flow chamber. The device further comprises a plurality of electrically biasable electrode structures and at least one electrically floating electrode structure.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090314645 - Apparatus for manufacturing sterilized water, and portable apparatus for manufacturing sterilized salt solution: The present invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing sterilized water, spraying apparatus thereof and capsule containing salt using therein, more particularly, comprises a container having a water receiver for accommodating water; at least one negative electrode having at least one negative electrode projection formed thereon in the water receiver; at... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090308729 - Hydrogen production from water using a plasma source: An apparatus and method for hydrogen production by dissociating water molecules in response to plasma output from a plasma source. This plasma source can have an RF antenna, capable of operating in capacitive, inductive, or helicon mode when operating conditions match those required to excite these modes. Hydrogen is produced... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090308730 - Hollow cathode plasma source for bio and chemical decotaminiation of air and surfaces: Hollow cathode source pollution abatement systems for the remediation of chemical and microbiological pollutants are disclosed. The systems comprise a plasma generator having a hollow cathode source (HCS) for generating plasma to break down pollutant chemicals and microorganisms into simpler byproducts. The byproducts are trapped on an inner surface of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090308731 - Gasification process: The present invention generally relates to gasification processes using high-temperature steam. In one aspect, steam at relatively high temperatures (e.g., at a temperature of at least about 1500° F.) is reacted with a carbon-containing fuel. The carbon-containing fuel may be reacted to produce a carbonaceous intermediate, which may then be... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090308732 - Apparatus and method for uniform deposition: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to an apparatus and method for uniform sputter depositing of materials into the bottom and sidewalls of high aspect ratio features on a substrate. In one embodiment, a sputter deposition system includes a collimator that has apertures having aspect ratios that decrease from... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20090308733 - Thermal barrier coating compositions, processes for applying same and articles coated with same: A process of coating an article includes the steps of (1) forming a layer of a ceramic based compound on an article; (2) providing a solution containing a metal as a particulate having a diameter of about 10 nanometers to about 1000 nanometers and present in an amount of about... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (p&w)

20090308734 - Apparatus and method for wafer level arc detection: A method and apparatus for detecting a wafer-level arc in a plasma process chamber. The method includes, for example, monitoring a waveform of a signal supplied to the plasma process chamber; detecting a feature in the waveform; responsive to detecting the feature, determining whether the waveform has stabilized after the... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (b&w)

20090308735 - Ionization water treatment apparatus including carbon electrode: Disclosed is an ionization water treatment apparatus. The ionization water treatment apparatus includes an electrostatic field generating element generating an electrostatic field, an insulating tube receiving the electrostatic field generating element and blocking temperature transmission between inner and outer parts of the insulating tube, a finishing element preventing water from... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090308736 - Apparatus and method for specific release of captured extension products: Apparatus and methods for separating different polynucleotide populations in a mixture are provided, wherein different polynucleotides or polynucleotide populations are captured on different solid support. After hybridization, polynucleotides are selectively released from a selected support by altering a physical property of that support. The released polynucleotides can be eluted from... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20090308737 - Electrically conductive polymer actuator and method for manufacturing the same: The bendable electrically conductive polymer actuator of the present invention is an electrically conductive polymer actuator having a laminating structure of: a first organic polymer including at least one or more of a vinylidene fluoride/hexafluoropropylene copolymer, polyvinylidene fluoride, a perfluorosulfonic acid/polytetrafluoroethylene copolymer, polymethyl methacrylate, polyethylene oxide, and polyacrylonitrile; a solid... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090308738 - Alkaline electrolyzer: An Alkaline Electrolyzer Cell Configuration (AECC) has a hydrogen half cell; an oxygen half cell; a GSM (Gas Separation Membrane);two inner hydrogen half cell spacer screens; an outer hydrogen half cell spacer screen; a hydrogen electrode; two inner oxygen half cell spacer screens; an outer oxygen half cell spacer screen;... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090308739 - Wafer processing deposition shielding components: Embodiments described herein generally relate to an apparatus and method for uniform sputter depositing of materials into the bottom and sidewalls of high aspect ratio features on a substrate. In one embodiment, a collimator for mechanical and electrical coupling with a shield member positioned between a sputtering target and a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20090308740 - Cocrpt base sputtering target and production process for the same: The CoCrPt base sputtering target of the present invention is a sputtering target containing cobalt, chromium, ceramics and platinum, and it is characterized by that high chromium-containing particles containing a chromium atom at a high concentration which are unevenly distributed in the above sputtering target have a maximum full diameter... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090308741 - Sensor arrangement comprising an electrode for detecting diffused loaded particles: A sensor arrangement for detecting particles potentially contained in an analyte is disclosed. The arrangement includes a substrate; at least one sensor electrode which is arranged on and/or in the substrate and on which scavenger molecules, which hybridize with particles that are potentially contained in an analyte and are to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090308744 - Electrochemical determination system of glycated proteins: Disclosed relates to an electrochemical determination system of glycated proteins, the system comprising: a filtering means for filtering labeled compounds bound to glycated proteins and non-glycated proteins after adding labeling compounds, capable of selectively binding to the glycated proteins to a solution, in which glycated/non-glycated proteins coexist, to be bound... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090308743 - Electrodes with multilayer membranes and methods of using and making the electrodes: A sensor including a sensing layer is disposed over an electrode or an optode and a layer-by-layer assembled mass transport limiting membrane disposed over the sensing layer. The membrane includes at least one layer of a polyanionic or polycationic material. The assembled layers of the membrane are typically disposed in... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090308742 - Flexible apparatus and method for monitoring and delivery: The present invention generally relates to a system and method that co-locates in a small flexible, configurable system and multi-level substrate sampling, rapid analysis, bio-sample storage and delivery functions to be performed on living tissues or matter obtained from living organisms. The types of the sampling may include chemical, biochemical,... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090308745 - Process for enhanced total organic carbon removal while maintaining optimum membrane filter performance: A system and process for enhancing total organic carbon (“TOC”) removal from raw, untreated water while maintaining optimum membrane filter performance. The present invention overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art water filtration systems by controlling the pH level of the water, prior to the water being directed through... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20090308746 - Analyzing apparatus using rotatable microfluidic disk: Provided is an analyzing apparatus which can improve an efficiency of detecting light generated from reaction chambers in a microfluidic disk and reduce the occurrence of crosstalk between neighboring reaction chambers. The analyzing apparatus includes: a rotatable disk in which a plurality of reaction chambers where samples and reagents react... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090308747 - Ammonia sensor: A gas sensor, particularly an ammonia sensor, having a first sensor cell that is made up of a solid electrolyte, a first measuring electrode that is to be exposed to the measuring gas and a second measuring electrode. In order to reduce an NOx cross-sensitivity of the sensor, it is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090308748 - Sensor element having improved thermalproperties for determining a gas component: A sensor element for determining a gas component in a measuring gas includes a first and a second electrode, a solid electrolyte situated between the electrodes, a heater having a heating element, and an insulation surrounding the heating element, wherein the heating element has a meander pattern having a first... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090308749 - Electrophorsis device having collecting well for dna purification: The present invention provides an electrophoresis device, which identifies and quickly collects amplified DNA through electrophoresis, thus easily providing purified DNA without executing a complicated process. The electrophoresis device includes a tank for containing a buffer solution therein; a gel placed in the tank and provided with loading wells for... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090308750 - Electro-phoresis device: Provided is an electro-phoresis device that includes a light control layer, a first electrode, a second electrode and a third electrode. The light control layer may include a plurality of electro-phoresis particles. The first electrode and the second electrode may form an electric field to control of the electro-phoresis particles... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090308751 - Welded electrophoresis cassette without leakage-prone weld line: A slab gel cassette is formed from generally flat plates welded together along their borders with a gel space between the plates that is open at the top and bottom edges of the plates to expose the opposing ends of a gel in the gel space to buffer solutions in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090308752 - Electrochemical pump: The invention provides electrochemically-based methods and devices for producing fluid flow and/or changes in fluid pressure. In the methods and devices of the invention, current passes through a divided electrochemical cell. Adjacent compartments of the cell are divided by an ionically conducting separator. Each compartment includes an electrode and an... Agent: J. Charles Dougherty

12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090301860 - Gas excitation apparatus having suspended electrode and gas excitation method: An apparatus for exciting a gas, comprising at least a pair of electrodes connecting to an alternating current source in a housing having an inlet opening for a gas to be treated and an outlet opening for a gas which has been treated, characterized in that one electrode of the... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090301859 - Process using compact embedded electron induced ozonation and activation of nanostructured titanium dioxide photocatalyst for photocatalytic oxidation: A reactor produces a surface corona for emitting UV light and for the production of ozone by passing air or oxygen through the surface corona. The emitted UV light activates a photocatalyst coated on a surface facing a surface with embedded electrodes which generate the surface corona. The photocatalyst is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090301861 - Apparatus and method for manufacturing carbon nanohorns: An apparatus for manufacturing carbon nanohorns includes a production chamber configured to irradiate a solid carbon material with a laser beam to produce a product containing carbon nanohorns; and a separation mechanism configured to separate the product produced in the production chamber into a lightweight component and a heavyweight component.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090301862 - Method for modifying insulating or semi-conductive surfaces, and resulting products: The present invention relates to the use of a R—N2+ diazonium salt carrying an aromatic group R, for grafting of the aromatic group onto insulating, semiconductor, binary or ternary compound or composite material surfaces, the diazonium salt being present at a concentration close to its solubility limit, notably at a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090301863 - Method and apparatus for dust supression: The subject matter relates to devices and methods for dust suppression utilizing an electrostatic dust suppression apparatus which develops an ion cloud containing charged particles for attracting or charging floating dust by bonding to the dust molecules. The particle are introduced through an electrode of the electrostatic dust suppression apparatus... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20090301864 - Film producing method using atmospheric pressure hydrogen plasma, and method and apparatus for producing refined film: The present invention has been achieved to provide a method and apparatus for speedily and homogeneously fabricating polycrystalline silicon films or similar devices at low cost. A silicon target is attached to a water-cooled electrode, while a substrate made of a desired material is set on the other, heated electrode.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090301865 - Diamond electrode, method for producing same, and electrolytic bath: A diamond electrode includes a conductive silicon substrate having a plurality of pores. The diamond electrode also includes a conductive diamond covering the conductive silicon substrate. The inner wall surfaces of the plurality of pores are at an angle of 60° to 85° with respect to a substrate of the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090301867 - Integrated system for semiconductor substrate processing using liquid phase metal deposition: A system for processing a semiconductor substrate during fabrication of semiconductor devices provides a plurality of semiconductor substrate processing stations in a physically integrated system, as well as a semiconductor substrate transport system for transporting a semiconductor substrate between the respective processing stations. In particular, the processing system according to... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090301866 - Multilayer material, method for making same and use as electrode: A multilayer material includes a solid substrate and at least two superimposed solid layers containing particles of an electrochemically active material, the first solid layer adhering to the solid substrate and the second solid layer adhering to the first solid layer. The multilayer material has a constant thickness of upper... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

20090301868 - Methods and systems for assembling electrolyzer stacks: The present techniques provide systems and methods for assembling electrolyzers from parts which have internal structures that form fluid flow channels when placed adjacent to one another. In a contemplated embodiment, the assembly technique may use alignment bars, inserted through openings in the individual parts to hold the parts in... Agent: Ge Trading & Licensing

20090301869 - Electrolyzer assembly method and system: The present techniques provide a novel electrolyzer and methods for welding components of such electrolyzers. The techniques may use conductors, such as resistance wires, placed in paths around the internal structural features and edges of the components. The conductors may be incorporated into the components during manufacture by injection molding,... Agent: Ge Trading & Licensing

20090301870 - Electrolyzer assembly method and system: An anode 20 of an electrochemical device 10 is connected to the cathode of a battery 30, and a cathode 22 of the electrochemical device 10 is connected to the anode of the battery. An electrolyte layer 24 containing electrolytes is arranged between the anode 20 and the cathode 22.... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan Transition Team C/o Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

20090301871 - Methods and systems for in-situ electroplating of electrodes: The present techniques provide electrochemical devices having enhanced electrodes with surfaces that facilitate operation, such as by formation of a porous nickel layer on an operative surface, particularly of the cathode. The porous metal layer increases the surface area of the electrode, which may result in increasing the efficiency of... Agent: Ge Trading & Licensing

20090301872 - Sb-te base alloy sinter sputtering target: Provided is an Sb—Te base alloy sinter sputtering target having Sb and Te as its primary component and comprising a structure in which Sb—Te base alloy particles are surrounded by fine carbon or boron particles; wherein, if the mean diameter of the Sb—Te base alloy particles is X and the... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP

20090301874 - Electrochemical sensor: A combination electrode, including: A first tube; a measuring membrane, which sealedly closes the first tube to form a measuring chamber; a second tube, which surrounds the first tube and is connected borderingly with the first tube to form an annular reference chamber; a buffer solution located in the measuring... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090301875 - Ionic polymer devices and methods of fabricating the same: An ionic polymer composite device and methods for fabricating the ionic polymer composite device are provided. The ionic polymer composite device includes two extended electrode layers, each extended electrode layer including at least one ionic polymer with a plurality of electrically conductive particles, and a dielectric layer including at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090301873 - Redox mediators: The present application is directed to complexes according to Formulae (I) or (II) as described herein, and their use as redox mediators in electrochemical biosensors.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090301876 - Sensor and methods of making the same: This disclosure relates to an improved electrochemical sensor that has a simplified electrode assembly. The electrode assembly incorporates electrodes into or onto a single polymeric substrate. The working electrode can be porous, to enable an analyte, such as a toxic gas, to access an electrode-electrolyte interface. Ionic connection between electrodes... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090301877 - Gas sensor: A gas sensor for sensing the gas concentration in a measured gas mixture, particularly of a nitrogen compound, having a solid electrolyte which connects a first and a second electrode in an ion-conducting manner, the first electrode having a high activity with respect to oxidation or reduction of the gas... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090301878 - Ammonia sensor element, method of making thereof, and ammonia sensor derived therefrom: Disclosed herein is an ammonia sensor element comprising an ammonia selective sensor electrode, a reference electrode, a solid electrolyte in ionic communication with the ammonia selective sensor electrode and the reference electrode, and a protective layer disposed on the ammonia selective sensor electrode, comprising a porous portion comprising an ammonia-inert... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090301879 - Protective coatings for solid-state gas sensors employing catalytic metals: A protective coating sustains the long term performance of a solid-state hydrogen sensor that includes a catalyst layer for promoting the electrochemical dissociation of hydrogen. The catalyst is susceptible to deterioration in the presence of at least one contaminant, including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, water and oxygen. The coating... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090301880 - Target genes for strain-specific diagnostic of ehrlichia ruminantium and use thereof: The invention provides a combination of target genes that are useful as genetic markers for the strain-specific detection of Ehrlichia ruminantium. The invention also provides diagnostic methods using said combination of markers.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090301881 - Method for producing ceramic components: A method for producing ceramic components, includes providing a dispersing agent comprising at least one first and one second powder fraction of an oxide ceramic, and a third powder fraction of an inter-metallic compound mixed in a liquid. The first powder fraction comprises a nanoscale particle fraction with particle sizes... Agent: Venable LLP

20090301882 - Iontophoresis device: An iontophoresis device may include an electrolyte solution holding portion and a drug solution holding portion. The electrolyte solution holding portion holds a solution of an electrolyte that dissociates into a first electrolytic ion of a first polarity type and a second electrolytic ion of a second polarity type in... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090301883 - Method and system for concentrating particles from a solution: Methods and systems are provided for concentrating particles (e.g., bacteria, viruses, cells, and nucleic acids) suspended in a liquid. Electric-field-induced forces urge the particles towards a first electrode immersed in the liquid. When the particles are in close proximity to (e.g., in contact with) the first electrode, the electrode is... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090301884 - Electrophoretic analysis system having in-situ calibration: An electrophoretic system having a plurality of separation lanes is provided with an automatic calibration feature in which each lane is separately calibrated. For each lane, the calibration coefficients map a spectrum of received channel intensities onto values reflective of the relative likelihood of each of a plurality of dyes... Agent: Mcquaide Blasko

20090301885 - Electrophoresis extraction device: An electrophoresis apparatus is generally disclosed for sequentially analyzing a single sample or multiple samples having one or more analytes in high or low concentrations. The apparatus comprises a relatively large-bore transport capillary which intersects with a plurality of small-bore separation capillaries and includes a valve system. Analyte concentrators, having... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Office Of Joel Voelzke

12/03/2009 > 19 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090294273 - Method and reactor for producing carbon nanotubes: The present invention concerns a process for producing carbon nanotubes or other carbon nanostructures, e.g. cones. The process comprising evaporating/decomposing a carbon containing material in a voluminous thermal plasma generated by rotating an electric arc using an externally applied magnetic field, and condensing said evaporated/decomposed carbon containing material on surfaces... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090294274 - Gas phase method for producing nanometric particles: e

20090294276 - Method and apparatus of forming domain inversion structures in a nonlinear ferroelectric substrate: A crystal poling apparatus has as ingle-domain ferroelectric substrate (e.g. MgO doped LiNbO3 substrate), a sample holder, a high voltage source, a corona torch, a gas source, a chamber, and at least one vacuum pump. An electrode with a certain structure (e.g. a periodical pattern) is formed on the first... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090294275 - Method of plasma load impedance tuning by modulation of a source power or bias power rf generator: A method of processing a workpiece in a plasma reactor chamber in which plasma RF source and bias power is delivered into the chamber, by sensing fluctuations in a plasma parameter such as load impedance or reflected power at one of the generators, and modulating the output of the other... Agent: Law Office Of Robert M. Wallace

20090294277 - Method and system for producing thin film biosensors: Method and system for providing a substrate, forming a plurality of electrodes on the substrate, the electrodes including a thin gold layer on the substrate, the gold layer having a thickness of less than approximately 120 nm, and further, each of the formed plurality of electrodes are co-planar relative to... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090294278 - Sputtering method and apparatus: A sputtering method deposits a film on a substrate by controlling a magnetic field parallel to a surface of a target so that the magnetic field at a part of the target, other than parts of the target which are sputtered during a deposition mode in which a deposition process... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090294279 - Sputtering apparatus and film forming method: s

20090294280 - Multilayer film forming method and multilayer film forming apparatus: A multilayer film formation method enables the formation of a multilayer including a complex oxide layer and having the desired shape of an element without performing an etching process. The method positions a first mask (30A) above a substrate (S), forms an adhesion layer (36) and a lower electrode layer... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090294281 - Plasma film forming apparatus and film manufacturing method: A plasma film forming apparatus having a plasma gun which emits a plasma beam and a magnet which applies a magnetic field to the plasma beam emitted from the plasma gun to deform the beam section of the plasma beam into an almost rectangular or elliptic shape includes a plurality... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090294282 - Water electrolysis device: p

20090294283 - Cell frame for high-pressure water electrolyzer and method for manufacturing the same: Cell frame for high-pressure water electrolyzer and method of manufacturing the same. According to one embodiment, radial openings in a water electrolyzer frame are provided by laminating half-frames, one or both of which contains grooves that may be formed by molding, machining or die-cutting. Another to another embodiment, radial openings... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090294284 - Reference electrode: A reference electrode is disclosed. The reference electrode is developed by spreading an aqueous KCl gelling agar solid gel/poly(vinyl chloride)carboxylated (PVC—COOH) double layer on a screen-printing Ag/AgCl electrode body. Such polymer double layer can maintain ion concentration and keep stable chemical capacitance potential during measurement. The reference electrode of the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090294285 - Co-fired gas sensor: A sensor for detecting a gas is provided. The gas sensor may have a sensing section, a heating section, and a resistance temperature detector. The resistance temperature detector may be co-fired to be integral with at least one of the sensing section and the heating section.... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20090294286 - Ionic liquid apparatus and method for biological samples: Apparatus and method for handling biological samples. Segments of ionic liquid can provide voltage across segments of immiscible liquid to concentrate or separate charged species in the biological samples. Reactants in biological samples can be contacted and reacted in segments of immiscible liquid.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20090294287 - Microchip electrophoresis method and device: The present invention relates to a microchip electrophoresis method for separating double-stranded nucleic acids by means of differences in nucleotide sequence while maintaining a preset temperature, wherein the temperature during separation of double-stranded nucleic acids in an separation region comprising an separation microchannel is controlled to within ±2.5° C. of... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090294288 - High-sensitivity proteolysis assay: The present invention includes a highly sensitive method for detecting the presence of proteases in a sample which are present at very low levels.... Agent: Schering-plough Corporation Patent Department (k-6-1, 1990)

20090294289 - Hybrid system for selective removal of contaminants: A system for removing contaminants from water utilizes a layered stack of anion permeable membranes and cation permeable membranes positioned between an anode and a cathode. The layered stack of membranes forms a concentrate water stream flow channel and a diluent water stream flow channel. Ion specific ion exchange resins... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20090294291 - Iso-dielectric separation apparatus and methods of use: The present invention is directed to an iso-dielectric separation apparatus for separating particles based upon their electrical properties, and methods of using the apparatus.... Agent: Ronald I. Eisenstein Nixon Peabody LLP

20090294290 - Non-contact manipulation device with an electrode pair and manipulation method thereof: [Means for Solving Problems] A non-contact manipulation device with an electrode pair comprising a base, a suspension liquid layer disposed on the base and containing microparticles, at least a pair of electrodes having the distal ends inserted into the suspension liquid layer, and a power supply for supplying an AC... Agent: Law Offices Of Albert Wai-kit Chan, PLLC

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