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Chemistry: electrical and wave energy May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100126845 - Coatings based on hydraulic binders with an optimal rheology and high photocatalytic activity: There is described a cement composition, based on hydraulic binders, adapted to obtain coatings with a high photocatalytic activity and improved rheologic characteristics, including a hydraulic binder, a polycarboxylic or acrylic superfluidifying agent, a cellulosic ether with a viscosity in the range between 10000 and 120000 mPa·s, an adhesive agent,... Agent: Jay S. Cinamon Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100126847 - Apparatus and method for controlling plasma density profile: A number of RF power transmission paths are defined to extend from an RF power source through a matching network, through a transmit electrode, through a plasma to a number of return electrodes. A number of tuning elements are respectively disposed within the number of RF power transmission paths. Each... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100126846 - Method and apparatus for an efficient hydrogen production: Disclosed is a method, apparatus and system for sorting ions. According to some embodiments of the present invention, ions may be sorted to produce hydrogen gas from water. The apparatus may include a first electric field source, an insulation layer to electrically isolate the first field sources from the water,... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions

20100126848 - Magnetron sputtering apparatus: A magnetron sputtering apparatus is provided whereby film formation speed can be improved by increasing instantaneous erosion density on a target, and the target life can be prolonged by moving an erosion region over time to prevent local wear of the target, and realize uniform wear. Multiple plate-like magnets are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100126849 - Apparatus and method for forming 3d nanostructure electrode for electrochemical battery and capacitor: Embodiments described herein generally relate to an electrode structure for an electrochemical battery or capacitor, particularly, apparatus and methods of creating a reliable and cost efficient 3D electrode nano structure for an electrochemical battery or capacitor that has an improved lifetime, lower production costs, and improved process performance.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100126850 - Electrode and single-rod measuring chain for determining electrochemical potentials: An electrode comprising: a least a first, preferably cylindrical, glass body, in which at least a first chamber is formed; at least a first electrolyte, which is located in the first chamber; at least a first potential-forming element, which is arranged in the chamber, and forms a first potential when... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100126851 - Electrode for electrochemical processes and method for producing the same: An anode provided with an electrocatalytic coating comprising tin, preferably tetravalent and in form of mixed oxide, prepared by the method for the manufacturing of an electrode, comprising applying a solution of a precursor for the pyrolytic formation of a tin-containing coating to a substrate of a valve metal, followed... Agent: Charles Muserlain

20100126852 - Rotary magnet sputtering apparatus: In a rotary magnet sputtering apparatus, a target consumption displacement quantity is measured, and corresponding to the measurement results, a distance between a rotating magnet group and a target is adjusted, and uniform film forming rate is achieved over a long period of time so as to reduce the change... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100126853 - Rf sputtering arrangement: Apparatus for sputtering comprises a vacuum chamber defined by at least one side wall, a base and a cover, at least one first electrode having a surface arranged in the vacuum chamber, a counter electrode having a surface arranged in the vacuum chamber and a RF generator. The RF generator... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100126855 - Endblock for a magnetron device with a rotatable target: To achieve an improved end block, in which heating by induction eddy currents, which may occur during AC sputtering, for example, is significantly reduced relative to known end blocks, an end block for a magnetron configuration having a rotating target comprises an end block housing having an attachment surface for... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100126854 - Sputtering target: Embodiments of the present invention generally include a sputtering target capable of substantially reducing the amount of wasted material associated with conventional sputtering targets. In one embodiment, the sputtering target includes a fluidized bed of sputtering material that constantly maintains a planar sputtering surface throughout the sputtering process. In one... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100126856 - Analyte test instrument having improved versatility: b

20100126857 - Analysis instrument: An analysis instrument for processing a microfluidic device, having sample storage means, a microfluidic device holder, sample loading means for loading sample into a microfluidic device disposed in the holder, processing means for enabling a reaction in a microfluidic device, and detection means for detecting and/or measuring the reaction is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100126858 - Chemical sensor type measuring apparatus: There is disclosed means for quickly solving instability of sensor sensitivity performances found in an initial stage and stabilizing the sensor sensitivity performances, when immersing a chemical sensor kept under a dry state in a buffer solution used as a storage liquid and applying a measurement bias between a working... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100126859 - Electrochemical probes for corrosion monitoring in hydrogen sulfide systems and methods of avoiding the effect of electron-conducting deposits: Electrochemical probes for corrosion monitoring in an environment that may cause the formation of electron-conducting deposits and the method for making such probes were described. The probes have long exposed electrodes. Except for the tip section, all surfaces of the exposed electrodes are coated with a coating or covered with... Agent: Xiaodong Sun Yang

20100126860 - Pcb droplet actuator fabrication: Alternative approaches to fabricating printed circuit boards for use in droplet actuator operations are provided. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a droplet actuator for conducting droplet operations includes positioning a dielectric material between a first metal layer configured to include an electrode and a second metal layer configured... Agent: Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc. C/o Ward And Smith, P.A.

20100126861 - Polypeptide markers for the diagnosis and evaluation of vascular diseases: A process for diagnosing vascular diseases (VD), comprising the step of determining the presence or absence of at least one polypeptide marker in a sample, wherein said polypeptide marker is selected from markers 1 to 526, which are characterized by values for the molecular masses and migration times (CE times).... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100126862 - Multichannel preparative electrophoresis system: The invention provides an electrophoresis cassette, methods for making the electrophoresis cassette, and method of fractionating analytes from a sample based upon electrophoretic mobility in a single application of the sample to an electrophoretic system.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100126863 - System and method for fully automated two dimensional gel electrophoresis: A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support a fully automated two dimensional gel electrophoresis instrument with modular scalability to support laboratory needs. Each instrument integrates a plurality of “plug-n-play” removable all-in-one precast “unigel” cassettes that each houses one or more of first and second dimension... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100126864 - Process to prepare amino acid-n, n-diacetic acid compounds: The invention relates to a process for the production of an amino acid having at least one secondary or tertiary amino group and three or more carboxyl groups or its salt with less than an equivalent of alkaline metal based on the number of carboxyl groups, said process comprising reducing... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100126865 - Electrode for dielectrophoretic apparatus, dielectrophoretic apparatus, method for manufacturing the same, and method for separating substances using the electrode or dielectrophoretic apparatus: To provide an electrode for a dielectrophoretic apparatus in which a background detected by reflecting an excited light on an electrode present under the substance (molecule) is reduced and an S/N ratio is enhanced. Also, there is provided an dielectrophoretic apparatus, in an apparatus in which a liquid containing substances... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100126866 - Methods of determining polydispersity and/or molecular weight distribution of a polyethylene glycol sample: Disclosed herein are methods of determining polydispersity (PDI) and molecular mass distribution (MMD) of reactive PEG samples using mass spectrometry. More specifically, a mass spectrometry method called GEMMA is used to determine PDI and MMD of PEG samples which provides more accurate measurements for high molecular weight PEG samples than... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100126867 - Method and apparatus for electrodeionization layered chambers: The present invention relates generally to the deionization of liquids through the use of electrodeionization methods and apparatuses. The apparatuses may be configured to minimize the fouling of the electrode chambers and to provide continuous regeneration of the ion exchange materials. The apparatuses may be configured according to the desired... Agent: Michaelson & Associates

20100126869 - Electrocoagulation apparatus with integrated sludge chamber and feed controller assembly: Electrocoagulation and sludge control apparatus and feed controller assembly for effluent treatment are disclosed, the apparatus including a primary reaction chamber having electrodes mounted therein and a treated effluent output. A sludge chamber is defined below and integrated with the primary reaction chamber and has a selectively openable outlet. The... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100126868 - Fluid head height and foam/gas level control in electrocoagulation apparatus: Fluid head height and foam/gas level control apparatus associated with a primary reaction chamber of an effluent processing electrocoagulation assembly is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of rotatable disks each having an orifice located therethrough toward an outer circumference of the disk. The disks are mounted in a horizontal... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

  
05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100122900 - Ito-coated article for use with touch panel display assemblies, and/or method of making the same: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to techniques for making a coated article including a transparent conductive indium-tin-oxide (ITO) film supported by a heat treated glass substrate. A substantially sub-oxidized ITO or metallic indium-tin (InSn) film is sputter-deposited onto a glass substrate at room temperature. The glass substrate with... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100122901 - Vapor-barrier vacuum isolation system: A system includes a collimated beam source within a vacuum chamber, a condensable barrier gas, cooling material, a pump, and isolation chambers cooled by the cooling material to condense the barrier gas. Pressure levels of each isolation chamber are substantially greater than in the vacuum chamber. Coaxially-aligned orifices connect a... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20100122902 - System for the electrolytic production of hydrogen as a fuel for an internal combustion engine: A system for producing hydrogen gas fuel used in powering an internal combustion engine of a vehicle comprising a hydrogen reactor which includes at least one set of electrode plates comprising a plurality of neutral, positively charged and negatively charged plates disposed in a predetermined sequence or position relative to... Agent: Submar Inc

20100122903 - Readily-densified titanium diboride and process for making same: Additions of substitutional transition metal elements are made to improve the densifiability of titanium diboride while eliminating or minimizing the presence of deleterious grain boundary phases in the resultant bulk titanium diboride articles.... Agent: Kennametal Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100122904 - Incorporating cmos integrated circuits in the design of affinity-based biosensor systems: A biosensor system incorporating CMOS integrated circuits. In one type of biosensor system, the biosensor system includes a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (“CMOS”) integrated circuit. The biosensor system further includes an optical filter fabricated on the CMOS integrated circuit. Additionally, a plurality of capturing probes is optically coupled to the CMOS integrated... Agent: Winstead PC

20100122905 - Amperometric in-pipe electrochemical sensing probe: a dry sensing head including an amperometric sensor intended to measure the content of the oxygen reducible substance. The sensing head is removable. The sensing head and the probe body include respectively coupling elements cooperating with each other and able to be separated, and the sensing probe furthermore includes connecting... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100122906 - Biochemical concentrator and drug discovery: A novel label-free sensitive detection method by employing a novel sensitive charge sensor is provided. Dissociation constant information is provided by a simple measurement of the dissociation of the target molecule form the target's receptor. The later process is affected by a novel system and its configuration as described herein.... Agent: James C. Wray

20100122907 - Single molecule mass or size spectrometry in solution using a solitary nanopore: A nanopore conductance measurement method and system is provided. The system has reservoirs of conductive fluid separated by a resistive barrier, which is perforated by a single nanometer scale pore commensurate in size with an analyte molecule in at least one of the reservoirs. The system is configured to have... Agent: Steve Witters, PLLC

  
05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100116640 - Droplet-based surface modification and washing: The present invention relates to droplet-based surface modification and washing. According to one embodiment, a method of splitting a droplet is provided, the method including providing a droplet microactuator including a droplet including one or more beads and immobilizing at least one of the one or more beads. The method... Agent: Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc. C/o Ward And Smith, P.A.

20100116641 - Magnetically curable composision and magnetic cure process: A curable composition comprising magnetically active elastic microspheres that are filled with a curing agent. The elastomeric microspheres are predispersed throughout the curable resin and are magnetostrictive. Cure of the adhesive is initiated when an external magnetic field is applied that physically distorts or ruptures the magnetic microspheres due to... Agent: Lord Corporation Patent & Legal Services

20100116642 - Method for producing alkaline fatty acid amides: The invention relates to a method for producing alkaline fatty acid amides by reacting at least one amine that contains at least one primary or secondary amino group and at least one tertiary amino group with at least one fatty acid to form an ammonium salt, said ammonium salt being... Agent: Clariant Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100116644 - Device for carrying out a plasma-assisted process: A device for carrying out a plasma enhanced process includes, within a vacuum chamber, at least one magnetron electrode (32) constituting an unbalanced magnetron having a flat magnetron face (20) with peripheral and central magnetic poles of opposite polarities connected to a source (34) of alternating voltage. The device further... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100116643 - Device for generating cold plasma in a vacuum chamber and use of said device for thermo-chemical processing: A device for generating a cold plasma in a vacuum enclosure includes a cathode body having hollow chambers for confining the plasma. Magnets are placed around each hollow chamber for creating a magnetic field forcing electrons to rotate about the field lines. The cathode body cooperates with an element for... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100116645 - Surface processing method and manufacturing method of recording medium: A surface processing method of processing a surface of a substrate includes disposing the substrate in a vacuum chamber, processing by applying a high-frequency voltage to the substrate and by sputtering the surface of the substrate, measuring a cathode drop potential generated at the substrate in the processing and obtaining... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100116646 - A sensing electrode for ph measurement chiefly in bodily fluids: A sensing electrode consisting of electrically nonconductive underlay (1), made up of polymeric matter, with pH sensitive antimony layer (2) deposited onto, which is connected by means of a secondary conductor (3) with a measurement device (6) in a place, which is out of reach of the system, of which... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100116647 - Ballast water treatment plant having filter, disinfection, instrumentation and control unit: Water treatment plant, in particular ballast water treatment plant, for removing sediments and/or removing and/or destroying living organisms, which has at least one filter unit (B) and at least one disinfection unit (C), wherein the plant has a detection unit (D) by means of which the number of living organisms... Agent: Law Offices Of Robert F. Zielinski, LLC

20100116648 - Hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas generator: A hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas generator includes a metal thin walled tube having a certain inner diameter, an insulation tube inserted into an inner surface of the tube, an electrolyte plate unit composed of multiple electrolyte plates with multiple holes and loops with certain thickness a frontal cover provided on a... Agent: Richard F. Jaworski Cooper & Dunham LLP

20100116649 - Gas generating device and carbon electrode for gas generation: A gas generating device of present invention is generated a first gas at a first carbon electrode by applying a voltage between said first carbon electrode and a second electrode to electrolyzing an electrolytic solution. The first carbon electrode is an anode or a cathode. The first carbon electrode is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100116650 - Removal of contaminants from a fluid: In the field of fluid treatment, there is a need for a more flexible electrocoagulation unit and a fluid treatment apparatus that is readily configurable to deal efficiently with differently contaminated fluids. An electrocoagulation unit (210), for removing contaminants from a fluid, comprises an electrode chamber, which in use has... Agent: Salter & Michaelson The Heritage Building

20100116651 - Insulating spacer for plating inner surface and auxiliary anode unit: An insulating spacer 30 comprises a plurality of unit spacers 40, and a flexible coupling portion 41 for coupling the unit spacers 40 along the axial direction thereof, wherein the unit spacer 40 comprises a plurality of annular plates 42 and 43 each having an insertion hole 44 for inserting... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100116652 - Electrocoagulation apparatus with in-place electrode cleaning: An electrocoagulation wastewater treatment apparatus is disclosed wherein a primary electrocoagulation reactor chamber houses treatment electrodes having front and rear faces. Electrode positioners are located in the reactor chamber for holding the treatment electrodes, each of the electrode positioners having a feed core connectable with a high pressure source of... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100116653 - Service module with at least one anode clamp and means for applying a force or a shock on the anode rod: A tending module for a series of electrolysis cells designed for the manufacture of aluminum by igneous electrolysis, each cell including a series of anodes provided with a metal rod designed to fix and electrically connect the anodes to a metal anode frame. The tending module includes a frame to... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100116654 - Film coating apparatus: An exemplary film coating holder includes a main body, a holding member, a first target electrode, a second target electrode and a driving module. The main body defines a chamber therein. The holding member receives in the chamber and has a plurality of through holes. The through holes being configured... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100116655 - Chemical messenger sensor: A sensor for the detection of chemical messengers is described herein. In particular a sensor for the detection of catecholamines, for example dopamine, epinephrine or norepinephrine, is reported. Catecholamines play pivotal roles as neurotransmitters and hormones in the human body. An electrode for detecting a catecholamine comprising a conducting or... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100116656 - Fluid separation structure and a method of manufacturing a fluid separation structure: An electrophoretic fluid separation structure (100) comprising a substrate (101) and a plurality of vertical nanowires (102) grown on the substrate (101).... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100116657 - Method and apparatus for concentrating molecules: A method and apparatus for continuously separating or concentrating molecules that includes flowing two fluids in laminar flow through an electrical field and capturing at one of three outputs a fluid stream having a different concentration of molecules.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100116658 - Analyser and method for determining the relative importance of fractions of biological mixtures: An analyser and method for determining the relative importance of fractions of biological mixtures projects data obtained from at least two mixtures with different physiological conditions by chromatographic or mass spectrometric measurement into a second attribute space using a projection technique such as principal component analysis. The projected data is... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100116660 - Electrophoresis chip, electrophoresis apparatus, and method for analyzing sample by capillary electrophoresis: An electrophoresis chip that can be small and simple and that can analyze a sample with high accuracy is provided. The electrophoresis chip includes an upper substrate 4, a lower substrate 1, an introduction reservoir 2a, a recovery reservoir 2b and a capillary channel for sample analysis 3x. The introduction... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100116659 - Multidimensional separations employing an array of electrophoresis channels: The present invention relates to a method for separating components of a sample. The method includes obtaining a first separation of the sample components along a first dimension wherein the sample components are at least partially resolved, wherein the first separation can be performed in the absence of an electric... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20100116661 - Electrophoretic chip and a method of electrophoresis: A channel (12) is formed inside a transparent substrate (11), and the two ends are respectively connected to a sample inlet (13) and a separation medium filling port (14) both open to outside, and a sample outlet (15) which is open to outside is provided on the channel (12). The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100116662 - Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (ngal) protein isoforms enriched from urine and recombinant chinese hamster ovary (cho) cells and related compositions, antibodies, and methods of enrichment, analysis and use: A composition comprising neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), which has been enriched from urine, has a molecular weight of about 24.9 kDa to about 25.9 kDa, and comprises a plurality of isoforms having isoelectric points (pIs) ranging from about 5.9 to about 9.1; a composition comprising NGAL, which has been enriched... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20100116663 - Recovery of regenerant electrolyte: Methods, systems and compositions for recovery of regenerant ions from spent regenerant solution by utilization of electrodialysis are provided. For example, in certain aspects methods for separating spent regenerant using an electrodialysis system comprising selective membranes are described. Furthermore, the invention provides methods for treating a friable solid ion-removal material... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100116664 - Monitoring and manipulating cellular transmembrane potentials using nanostructures: The use of nanostructures to monitor or modulate changes in cellular membrane potentials is disclosed. Nanoparticles having phospholipid coatings were found to display improved responses relative to nanoparticles having other coatings that do not promote localization or attraction to membranes.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20100116665 - System and method for high throughput particle separation: The high throughput particle separation system includes an aqueous solution container for storing an aqueous solution containing specific particles to be separated, an electrode array, having a plurality of electrodes arranged at regular intervals or at various different intervals in series or in parallel, for deflecting specific particles simultaneously in... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100116666 - Method for fabricating carbon nanotube plate: An electrode and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The method includes adding carbon nanotubes to a mixed solution of nitric acid and sulfuric acid and subjecting the carbon nanotube solution to microwaves for surface treatment resulting in facilitating the surface treatment, subjecting the carbon nanotube solution to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100116667 - Integrated vacuum evacuation of waste foam/gas from an electrocoagulation unit during effluent treatment: Apparatus and method are disclosed for integrated waste foam/gas evacuation from an electrocoagulation unit. The electrocoagulation unit has a primary electrocoagulation reaction chamber with processing electrodes maintained therein. A flotation chamber is integrated above the reaction chamber and a vacuum hood is affixed over the flotation chamber. A vacuum nozzle... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

  
05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100108488 - Non-stoichiometric mixed-phase titania photocatalyst: A mixed anatase-rutile phase, non-stoichiometric titania photocatalyst material is a highly reactive and is a UV and visible light responsive photocastalyst in the as-deposited condition (i.e. without the need for a subsequent thermal treatment). The mixed phase, non-stoichiometric titania thin film material is non-stoichiometric in terms of its oxygen content... Agent: Mr. Edward J. Timmer

20100108489 - Method to produce a calibration, reagent or therapeutic gas by exposing a precursor gas to ultraviolet light: The present invention provides a means of producing nitric oxide (NO) by photolysis of nitrous oxide (N2O) at ultraviolet wavelengths. One application is the production of a known concentration of NO in a diluent gas for calibration of analytical instruments that measure nitric oxide in gases such as exhaled breath,... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC (p&a)

20100108490 - Molecular and biomolecular functionalization of metal oxides: Disclosed herein are methods for functionalizing metal oxides, including tin dioxide. The methods comprise contacting at least one linker precursor comprising a first functional group to a metal oxide and exposing the linker precursor to UV light. The first functional group covalently binds to the metal oxide via a UV... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (warf)

20100108491 - Methods for removing a metal oxide from a substrate: A method for generating plasma for removing metal oxide from a substrate is provided. The method includes providing a powered electrode assembly, which includes a powered electrode, a dielectric layer, and a wire mesh disposed between the powered electrode and the dielectric layer. The method also includes providing a grounded... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.

20100108492 - Method for cracking, unification and refining of hydrocarbons and device for its implementation: A method for cracking a heavy hydrocarbon is described including exposing a heterogeneous medium of the heavy hydrocarbon with a hydrogen-containing gas in a chamber to both an electronic beam and an electric discharge field at the same time so as to create a thermal non-equilibrium as well as a... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20100108493 - Ozone generating apparatus: An ozone generating apparatus is provided which includes a pair of electrodes for producing a discharge by the application of an ac voltage therebetween, and at least one dielectric provided between the pair of electrodes. A source gas containing oxygen is provided into a discharge space in which the discharge... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100108494 - Microporous article having metallic nanoparticle coating: A metallic nanoparticle coated microporous substrate, the process for preparing the same and uses thereof are described.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100108496 - Sputtering apparatus, thin film formation apparatus, and magnetic recording medium manufacturing method: A sputtering apparatus includes a first target accommodating unit to accommodate a first target for film formation on a substrate; a first heater, arranged to surround the first target, for heating the substrate; and a second target accommodating unit arranged to surround the first heater to accommodate a second target... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100108495 - Thin film formation apparatus and magnetic recording medium manufacturing method: The present invention provides a thin film formation apparatus which includes a plurality of chambers, and performs processing for forming thin films on two surfaces of a substrate transferred to the plurality of chambers, wherein a first sputtering chamber of the plurality of chambers includes a first sputtering film formation... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100108497 - Water treatment apparatus: A water softening module has a case body which includes cover members secured to their respective ends of a cylindrical case. A pair of electrodes are provided in the case body. A fibrous medium is located in contact with a water-outlet-side face of the electrodes. The fibrous medium has a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100108498 - Hydrogen production systems utilizing electrodes formed from nano-particles suspended in an electrolyte: An electrolytic system for generating hydrogen gas includes a pair of electrodes and an electrolyte. The electrolyte includes colloidal silver, colloidal magnesium, and a nano-metal comprising nano-nickel, nano-iron or a nano-nickel-iron alloy. The electrodes include a first electrode of a non-magnetic material. A second electrode includes an electrode precursor of... Agent: Storm LLP

20100108503 - Chalcogenide alloy sputter targets for photovoltaic applications and methods of manufacturing the same: In one example embodiment, a sputter target structure for depositing semiconducting chalcogenide films is described. The sputter target includes a target body comprising at least one chalcogenide alloy having a chalcogenide alloy purity of at least approximately 2N7, gaseous impurities less than 500 ppm for oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100108500 - Encapsulated sputtering target: Embodiments of the invention provide encapsulated sputtering targets and methods for preparing such targets prior to a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process. In one embodiment, an encapsulated target for PVD is provided which includes a target layer containing lanthanum disposed on a backing plate and an encapsulation layer containing titanium... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20100108501 - Mo-based sputtering target plate and method for manufacturing the same: A method for efficiently manufacturing a large-area Mo-based target plate at a high yield is provided. In the manufacturing method, the condition of the content of a trace element and the rolling condition are used in combination to reduce the deformation resistance and to suppress the occurrence of cracks such... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100108502 - Sputtering target and oxide semiconductor film: A sputtering target containing oxides of indium (In), gallium (Ga) and zinc (Zn), which includes a compound shown by ZnGa2O4 and a compound shown by InGaZnO4.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100108499 - Sputtering target for forming phase-change film and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a sputtering target for forming a phase-change film which generates few particles in sputtering and a method for manufacturing the same. The target of the invention has a composition containing in terms of atomic %, 20.2 to 24.2% of Ge, 20.2 to 24.2% of Sb, and... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100108504 - Sample fixing device of evaporation machine: A sample fixing device of an evaporation machine includes a first transmission mechanism having a first rotation axis driven by a driving device and a first rotation wheel; a fixing plate and a support frame; a pair of second transmission mechanisms at opposite sides of the first rotation wheel, and... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100108505 - Vacuum-coating machine with motor-driven rotary cathode: In a vacuum-coating machine (1), the drive unit (6) is mounted compliantly to the chamber housing (3) by means of an elastic intermediate plate (14), such that said drive unit can follow a wobbling motion imposed by the rotary cathode (10), with the support bearing (19) of the free end... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100108506 - Method and apparatus for controlling topographical variation on a milled cross-section of a structure: An improved method of controlling topographical variations when milling a cross-section of a structure, which can be used to reduce topographical variation on a cross-section of a write-head in order to improve the accuracy of metrology applications. Topographical variation is reduced by using a protective layer that comprises a material... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg

20100108507 - Liquid property detecting device: A liquid property detecting device includes a switch portion switching an electrode to charge with a standard voltage generated by a generator, or discharge through a grounding. An operation signal output portion outputs an operation signal to the switch portion so as to switch in a predetermined switch period. A... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100108508 - Biological specimen measurement test piece, and biological specimen measuring device: A blood glucose measurement device (50) comprises a test piece insertion unit (10) for inserting, holding, and electrically connecting a test piece on which an electrode pattern has been formed, a measurement circuit (16) for electrochemically measuring a biological sample that has been placed in the form of a spot... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100108509 - Analyte sensor with non-working electrode layer: Disclosed is an electrochemical sensors for measuring an analyte in a subject. More particularly, the sensor comprises a non-working electrode, the non-working electrode comprising a non-working electroactive surface, and a layer covering at least a portion of the non-working electroactive surface, the layer configured to prevent or reduce endogenous or... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20100108510 - Measuring device for monitoring the corrosion of a steel reinforcement: A measuring device (1) for monitoring materials that affect corrosion of a steel reinforcement (2) in a concrete part (3) includes a sensor (4), which can be disposed inside the concrete part (3) in the vicinity of the steel reinforcement (2), and an external electronic evaluation device (5), which can... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C

20100108511 - High temperature and high pressure reference electrode and method to eliminate the formation of gas bubbles in liquid-filled tubes: A method for preventing the formation of gas bubbles inside a high pressure reference electrode in the electrolyte-filled section, and thus eliminating the gas bobble effect on the electrical continuity, was also disclosed. One or more thin solid rods or tubes are inserted into the internal electrolyte-housing tube and the... Agent: Lietai Yang

20100108513 - Capillary electrophoresis using clear coated capillary tubes: A capillary tube having a hard, optically clear external coating or cladding. In one embodiment, the external clear coating comprises hard-fluoropolymer. The hard-fluoropolymer coating bonds to the fused silica glass, providing higher strength and superior static fatigue performance resulting in vastly improved bending flexibility. The thin hard-fluoropolymer coating of capillaries... Agent: Liu & Liu

20100108512 - Electrophoretic chip and method of using the same: A chip 400 is composed of a substrate 401, and a frame component 402 provided on the surface of the substrate 401, so as to be brought into contact with the substrate 401. A flow path 102 which retains a liquid sample, and serves as a trench-type flow path allowing... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100108514 - Method of controlling temperature: To suppress temperature variations of sample fluids within flow channels for electrophoresis, in a method for controlling temperatures within micro flow channels. When controlling the temperatures of sample fluids within micro flow channels of electrophoresis chips, in which flow channels through which electrophoresis occurs by application of electrical potential differences... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100108515 - Polyacrylamide gel for electrophoresis, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis method using the same, method of producing the same, and acrylamide compound: It is intended to provide a method for easily detecting a phosphopeptide (protein) in a test sample by using SDS-poly-acrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) which has been employed in analyzing a protein, a polyacrylamide gel for electrophoresis to be used in the above method, a method of producing the gel and... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100108516 - Use of a fluid mixture for electrowetting a device: According to a particularly preferred embodiment, the electrically inducible liquid consists of propylene carbonate. As a result of using this liquid, the temperature range, in which a device being based on the electrowetting effect may be operated, is expanded in such way, that application areas are made possible which so... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100108517 - Concentration and cleanup of nucleic acid samples: Methods and devices are described for concentration and cleanup of samples containing bio-molecule analytes (e.g., polynucleotides, such as DNA, RNA, PNA). Various embodiments provide for pH-mediated sample concentration and cleanup of nucleic acid samples with channel devices (e.g., cross-T format, microchannel devices).... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20100108518 - Electrophoresis chip and electrophoresis unit having the same: In order to provide a high-performance electrophoresis chip and an electrophoresis unit having the same that can restrain the diffusion of sample at an intersection between the electrophoresis groove and the sample introduction groove and prevent decrease in contrast and decrease in resolution, an electrophoresis chip is provided with a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100108520 - Electrophoresis chip and electrophoresis unit having the same: In order to provide a high-performance electrophoresis chip and an electrophoresis unit having the same that can restrain the diffusion of sample at an intersection between the electrophoresis groove and the sample introduction groove and prevent decrease in contrast and decrease in resolution, an electrophoresis chip is provided with a... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100108519 - Polymeric nanopillars and nanotubes, their manufacture and uses: A method is disclosed for fabricating free-standing polymeric nanopillars or nanotubes with remarkably high aspect ratios. The nanopillars and nanotubes may be used, for example, in integrated microfluidic systems for rapid, automated, high-capacity analysis or separation of complex protein mixtures or their enzyme digest products. One embodiment, preferably fabricated entirely... Agent: Patent Department Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.l.p

20100108521 - Methods and apparatus for electrodeionization: The present invention relates generally to the deionization of liquids through the use of electrodeionization methods and apparatuses. The apparatuses may be configured to minimize the fouling of the electrode chambers and to provide continuous regeneration of the ion exchange materials. The apparatuses may be configured according to the desired... Agent: Michaelson & Associates

20100108522 - Bioelectrical treatment of xenobiotics: The present invention provides a system for remediation of a xenobiotic in a liquid. The system comprises: a first chamber having a first port and a second port, a first electrode in the first chamber, a second electrode is in electrical communication with the first electrode and with a voltage... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100108523 - Removal of glycerin from biodiesel using an electrostatic process: A vertical electrostatic coalescer comprises a first and second electrode surface and a horizontally disposed foraminous surface. The first electrode surface and horizontally disposed foraminous surface are at ground potential. The first and second electrode surfaces share the same planar orientation relative to the central longitudinal axis of the vessel.... Agent: Gable & Gotwals

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