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09/18/2014 > 48 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140262742 - Substrate for increased efficiency of semiconductor photocatalysts: A high surface area grid having two mesh sheets aligned in opposite direction to each other is disclosed. One mesh sheet may be horizontally aligned while the other may be vertically aligned. Piezoelectric actuators may be attached along the sides of each wire sheet, employing piezoelectric actuators to allow a... Agent: Sunpower Technologies LLC

20140262743 - System for harvesting oriented light for water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction: A photosynthetic system for splitting water to produce hydrogen and using the produced hydrogen for the reduction of carbon dioxide into methane is disclosed. The disclosed photosynthetic system employs photoactive materials that include oriented photocatalytic capped colloidal nanocrystals (PCCN) within their composition, in order to harvest sunlight and obtain the... Agent: Sunpower Technologies LLC

20140262744 - Formation of alcohols and carbonyl compounds from hexane and cyclohexane with water in a liquid film plasma reactor: The activation of the C—H bond using low temperature plasma with an inlet liquid stream such that value added products are formed effectively. An organic liquid (e.g., hexane which is immiscible with liquid water) is injected into a flowing gas (argon) stream followed by mixing with a liquid water stream.... Agent:

20140262745 - Enhancement of binding characteristics for production of an agglomerated product: A method is provided for preparing a product from a precursor material. The method includes the steps of (a) mixing a particulate material and a binder to form a precursor material and (b) irradiating that precursor material with microwave radiation so as to activate the binder and form the product.... Agent: University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

20140262747 - Process and apparatus for functionalizing and/or separating graphene particles and other nanomaterials: Process and apparatus for functionalizing and/or separating graphene particles and other nanomaterials in which graphene and other nanoparticles are placed in a pile on one of two opposing conductive surfaces that are charged with a high D.C. voltage so that material of a certain character is attracted to the other... Agent: Graphene Technologies, Inc.

20140262746 - Toroidal plasma abatement apparatus and method: An apparatus for abatement of gases is provided. The apparatus includes a toroidal plasma chamber having a plurality of inlets and an outlet, and at least one chamber wall. One or more magnetic cores are disposed relative to the toroidal plasma chamber. The plasma chamber confines a toroidal plasma. A... Agent: Mks Instruments, Inc.

20140262749 - Methods of plasma surface treatment in a pvd chamber: Combinatorial processing of a substrate comprising site-isolated sputter deposition and site-isolated plasma processing can be performed in a same process chamber. The process chamber, configured to perform sputter deposition and plasma processing, comprises a grounded shield having at least an aperture disposed above the substrate to form a small, dark... Agent: Intermolecular, Inc.

20140262750 - Sputtering devices and methods: The invention provides devices and methods for depositing uniform coatings using cylindrical magnetron sputtering. The devices and methods of the invention are useful in depositing coatings on non-cylindrical workpiece surfaces. An assembly of electromagnets located within the bore of a hollow cylindrical emitter is used to form a magnetic field... Agent: Bh5773 Ltd

20140262752 - Method and apparatus for producing low-particle layers on substrates: The invention relates to methods and devices for producing one or more low-particle layers on substrates in a vacuum. The layers are deposited onto the substrate from a cylindrical source material, optionally together with a reactive gas component, by means of magnetron sputtering. The layer is deposited against the force... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur F&#xd6 Rderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140262751 - Plasma emission monitor and process gas delivery system: A gas manifold for delivery gas to a sputtering chamber is provided with ports to accommodate plasma emission monitors to monitor plasma information in the sputtering chamber to provide feedback control. The collimators of the plasma emission monitors is exposed to gas flow and thus coating of the monitor is... Agent:

20140262753 - Separation of function-based thin-film deposition systems and method for synthesis of complex materials: A thin-film deposition system and method based on separating the function of multiple material sources by locating the sources in separate chambers partitioned by a partition wall, and providing a substrate conveyer, such as a rotating platform, to cyclically convey a substrate between the partitioned chambers so that the materials... Agent:

20140262754 - Physical vapor deposition methods and systems to form semiconductor films using counterbalance magnetic field generators: Embodiments relate generally to semiconductor device fabrication and processes, and more particularly, to systems and methods that implement magnetic field generators configured to generate rotating magnetic fields to facilitate physical vapor deposition (“PVD”). In one embodiment, a system generates a first portion of a magnetic field adjacent a first circumferential... Agent:

20140262748 - Apparatus and method for the pretreatment and/or for the coating of an article in a vacuum chamber with a hipims power source: An apparatus for the pretreatment and/or for the coating of an article in a vacuum chamber having at least one cathode arranged therein having at least one HIPIMS power source and also having a device which generates a tunnel-like magnetic field in front of the surface of the cathode, is... Agent: Ihi Hauzer Techno Coating B.v.

20140262755 - Uv-assisted reactive ion etch for copper: In some embodiments, a plasma etching apparatus is provided for etching copper that includes (1) a chamber body having a process chamber adapted to receive a substrate; (2) an RF source coupled to an RF electrode; (3) a pedestal located in the processing chamber and adapted to support a substrate;... Agent:

20140262756 - Anode assembly with sand backfill for cathodic protection systems and method of installing the same for above ground storage tank applications: An anode assembly and method for installing it in a cathodic protection system for an aboveground storage tank is disclosed. The anode assembly basically comprises an elongated electrically conductive anode, a fabric housing and sand backfill. The fabric housing is a hollow member in which the sand is located and... Agent: Matcor, Inc.

20140262757 - Filter structure and method of filtration for hydrogen on demand electrolysis fuel cell system: A filter structure and method of filtration is disclosed for use in an electrolysis fuel cell system that is designed to produce hydrogen and oxygen (HHO) gas on-demand and to supply these gasses into the combustion chambers of internal combustion engines. The filter separates residual fluids and byproducts from HHO... Agent: Nrg Logistics, LLC

20140262758 - End pressure plate for electrolysers: An end pressure plate is provided for an electrochemical cell stack or an electrolyser module. The end pressure plates comprise a load transfer plate for maintaining even pressure over the faces of the structural plates, and a backing plate for supporting load transferred from the load transfer plate.... Agent: Next Hydrogen Corporation

20140262759 - Electrolytic cell having a transition duct outlet: An electrolytic cell is provided. The cell includes a housing having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet outlet, an anode and a cathode positioned within the housing and defining a reaction chamber therebetween, and a liquid flow path, from the liquid inlet to the liquid outlet, which passes through... Agent: Tennant Company

20140262760 - Concave gas vent for electrochemical cell: The invention provides an electrochemical cell system comprising: a fuel electrode, an oxidant electrode for absorbing and reducing a gaseous oxidant, and an interior cell chamber configured to contain a volume of ionically conductive liquid therein. The ionically conductive liquid conducts ions between the fuel and oxidant electrodes. The oxidant... Agent: Fluidic, Inc.

20140262761 - System consisting of an anode hanger means and an enhanced geometry anode: The present invention relates to a system consisting of an anode hanger means (10) and an enhanced geometry anode (22) which makes possible to reuse said anode hanger means (10) minimizing the production of scrap, allowing an enhancement of the process between the smelting and the electrorefining wherein said hanger... Agent: Asesorias Y Servicios Innovaxxion Spa

20140262762 - Facilitated olefin transport membrane including aluminium salt: Provided herein is a facilitated olefin transport membrane, including: a porous support film; and a polymer electrolyte layer formed on the porous support film and including a polymer, a silver salt and an aluminum salt. The polymer has a repetitive unit including a nitrogen atom and includes an amide group.... Agent: Sangmyung University Seoul Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation

20140262763 - Selectively groundable cover ring for substrate process chambers: Embodiments of a process kit for substrate process chambers are provided herein. In some embodiments, a process kit for a substrate process chamber may include a ring having a body and a lip extending radially inward from the body, wherein the body has a first annular channel formed in a... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140262764 - Methods and apparatus for reducing sputtering of a grounded shield in a process chamber: Methods and apparatus for physical vapor deposition are provided herein. In some embodiments, a process kit shield for use in a physical vapor deposition chamber may include an electrically conductive body having one or more sidewalls defining a central opening, wherein the body has a ratio of a surface area... Agent:

20140262765 - Deposition system with a rotating drum: A deposition method comprises flowing a first gas into a metallization zone maintained at a first pressure. A second gas flows into a reaction zone maintained at a second pressure. The second pressure is less than the first pressure. A rotating drum includes at least one substrate mounted to a... Agent: Vaeco, Inc.

20140262766 - Processing apparatus and shield: A processing apparatus for processing a substrate in a vacuum processing space in a chamber includes a shield arranged in the chamber, and a holding portion configured to hold the shield by a magnetic force. The holding portion has a holding surface on which a first magnet is arranged. The... Agent: Canon Anelva Corporation

20140262767 - Sputter source for semiconductor process chambers: Embodiments of a sputter source for semiconductor process chambers are provided herein. In some embodiments, a sputter source for a semiconductor process chamber may include: a target comprising a magnetic material to be deposited on a substrate, the magnetic material including a front surface where material is to be sputtered... Agent:

20140262768 - Plating stack to condition a bonding surface: A rotary sputtering target assembly and method of making the same including a target and a backing tube having a plated bonding surface. The backing tube and the target are bonded together along the plated bonding surface.... Agent: Materion Corporation

20140262769 - Substrate holder apparatus and vacuum processing apparatus: A substrate holder apparatus includes a substrate holder configured to hold a substrate in a vacuum processing space in a chamber, a support column coupled to the substrate holder, a first rotating support unit which rotatably supports the support column, a second rotating support unit which rotatably supports the support... Agent: Canon Anelva Corporation

20140262770 - Electrochemical cell system for rapid evaluation of electrochemical processes and materials used therein: Disclosed is a system for fabricating an electrochemical cell that includes switchable components for combinatorial evaluation of materials, solvents, membranes, separators and the like for electrochemical applications. The system includes at least one cell block and at least one electrode plate.... Agent: Liquid Light, Inc.

20140262771 - Test cell: A test cell for analyzing residue on the surface of a microelectronic component includes a cleaning tip with an opening at one end for passing cleaning fluid into the chamber and for passing used cleaning fluid out of the chamber, and an opening at the other end to access a... Agent:

20140262772 - Maintaining electrode function during manufacture with a protective layer: The present disclosure relates to an electrochemical test sensor for detecting the concentration of an analyte in a fluid sample. The test sensor includes a working electrode, a counter electrode, and a trigger electrode. A temporary protective layer overlies the trigger electrode and helps to maintain the function of the... Agent: Bayer Healthcare LLC

20140262773 - Electrode configuration for a biosensor: A biosensor including a capillary chamber having an inner boundary, a working electrode including an effective working electrode portion positioned within the capillary chamber, and a counter electrode including an effective counter electrode portion positioned within the capillary chamber, and with the working and counter electrodes each having a neck... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20140262774 - Electrolyte sensor and method for producing thereof: Provided is an electrolyte sensor that uses conductive elastomer electrodes. Examples of the intended analytes for sensor use include those found in urine, saliva, blood, feces, and spinal fluid, although other analytes exist for electrolyte detection. Conductive elastomer trace electrodes are separated by a channel or gap which can be... Agent:

20140262775 - Glucose sensors and methods of manufacture thereof: Disclosed herein is a device that functions as a glucose sensor. The device has a reference electrode; a counter electrode, a working electrode; an electrically conducting membrane; an enzyme layer; a semi-permeable membrane; a first layer of a first hydrogel in operative communication with the working electrode; the first layer... Agent: University Of Connecticut

20140262777 - Biosensor structures for improved point of care testing and methods of manufacture thereof: The present invention relates to analytical testing devices and methods for fabricating electrochemical creatinine biosensors, and in particular using point of care electrochemical biosensors for testing for creatinine in samples. For example, the present invention may be directed to a biosensor having an electrode, a first printed layer formed on... Agent: Abbott Point Of Care Inc.

20140262776 - Biosensor with improved interference characteristics: This invention relates to mutagenized redox oxidase enzymes used to design enzyme electrodes with improved interference characteristics in the presence of mediator and oxygen in the assay. This recombinant modified enzyme has enhanced capability to transfer electrons to redox mediator instead of its natural electron acceptors such as O2, NAD,... Agent: Abbott Point Of Care Inc.

20140262778 - Electrochemical cell and method of making an electrochemical cell: Electrochemical test cells are made with precision and accuracy by adhering an electrically resistive sheet having a bound opening to a first electrically conductive sheet. A notching opening is then punched through the electrically resistive sheet and the first electrically conductive sheet. The notching opening intersects the first bound opening... Agent: Agamatrix, Inc.

20140262779 - Low slope ph electrode with charge transfer component: An aspect includes a low slope electrode device, including: at least one electrode; at least one container at least partially enclosing the at least one electrode and having at least one ion sensitive region; an external buffer container having at least one separating element that separates said at least one... Agent: Hach Company

20140262780 - Gas sensor and method of making: A gas sensor is disclosed. The gas sensor includes a gas sensing layer, at least one electrode, an adhesion layer, and a response modification layer adjacent to said gas sensing layer and said layer of adhesion. A system having an exhaust system and a gas sensor is also disclosed. A... Agent: Amphenol Thermometries, Inc.

20140262781 - Ph sensor and manufacturing method: Disclosed is a pH sensor comprising a carrier (10) comprising a plurality of conductive tracks and an exposed conductive area (40) defining a reference electrode connected to one of said conductive tracks; a sensing device (30) mounted on the carrier and connected at least one other of said conductive tracks;... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140262782 - Method of making a microbead array with attached biomolecules: A method and apparatus for the manipulation of colloidal particulates and biomolecules at the interface between an insulating electrode such as silicon oxide and an electrolyte solution. Light-controlled electrokinetic assembly of particles near surfaces relics on the combination of three functional elements: the AC electric field-induced assembly of planar aggregates;... Agent: Bioarray Solutions, Ltd

20140262784 - Coupling method: The invention relates to a new method of determining the presence, absence or characteristics of an analyte. The analyte is coupled to a membrane. The invention also relates to nucleic acid sequencing.... Agent: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited

20140262783 - Optical detection for bio-entities: An integrated semiconductor device for manipulating and processing bio-entity samples and methods are described. The device includes a lower substrate, at least one optical signal conduit disposed on the lower substrate, at least one cap bonding pad disposed on the lower substrate, a cap configured to form a capped area,... Agent:

20140262785 - Polyacrylamide gels for rapid casting, blotting, and imaging, with storage stability: Hand cast gels, and solutions for their preparation, are described.... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.

20140262786 - Phenolic admix for electrodepositable coating composition containing a cyclic guanidine: The present invention is directed to an electrodepositable coating composition comprising a reaction product of an epoxy functional polymer and a cyclic guanidine, and a source of unreacted phenol, wherein the electrodepositable coating composition has a columbic usage of less than 100 coulombs/gram when deposited on a conductive substrate at... Agent:

20140262787 - Device and method for extracting target objects from a sample: The invention provides devices, systems, and methods for extracting target objects from a sample. In the method, a stream of sample containing a plurality of target and non-target objects is directed by first and second streams of buffer through a sample inlet channel into a fluid junction and through the... Agent: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

20140262788 - Method and apparatus for conditioning fresh and saline water: A method and apparatus for conditioning water is disclosed. Water is flowed past a probe, wherein the water may include impurities. The probe is energized to excite the water and a presence of electrons in the excited water is reduced to produce positively charged water downstream of the probe that... Agent: Transglobal H2o, LLC.

20140262789 - Very high frequency (vhf) driven atmospheric plasma sources and point of use fertigation of irrigation water utilizing plasma production of nitrogen bearing species: A point of use irrigation water fertigation system utilizes plasma production of nitrogen-bearing species. Soluble nitrogen-bearing species are generated using an atmospheric air plasma treatment of an irrigation water supply. A plasma is generated by a tube having an air intake. A high frequency generator generates atmospheric plasma. The end... Agent: North Carolina State University

09/11/2014 > 56 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140251786 - System for harvesting oriented light for carbon dioxide reduction: A system and method for harvesting oriented light for reducing carbon dioxide to produce fuels, such as methane, are disclosed. The present disclosure also relates to oriented photocatalytic semiconductor surfaces that may include oriented photocatalytic capped colloidal nanocrystals (PCCN) which may form oriented photoactive materials. The disclosed photocatalytic system for... Agent: Sunpower Technologies LLC

20140251787 - Apparatus and method for generating nitric oxide in controlled and accurate amounts: A nitric oxide generator generates nitric oxide from a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen such as air treated by a pulsating electrical discharge. The desired concentration of nitric oxide is obtained by controlling at least one of a frequency of the pulsating electrical discharge and duration of each electrical discharge... Agent:

20140251788 - Methods and apparatus for stable substrate processing with multiple rf power supplies: Methods and apparatus for processing substrates are provided herein. In some embodiments, a physical vapor deposition chamber includes a first RF power supply having a first base frequency and coupled to one of a target or a substrate support; and a second RF power supply having a second base frequency... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140251789 - Physical vapor deposition rf plasma shield deposit control: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a process kit shield used in a substrate processing chamber may include a shield body having an inner surface and an outer surface, a process kit shield impedance match device... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140251790 - Ion beam etching method of magnetic film and ion beam etching apparatus: To restrict generation of particles or deterioration in process reproducibility caused by a large amount or carbon polymers generated in a plasma generation portion in an ion beam etching apparatus when a magnetic film on a substrate is etched with reactive ion beam etching in manufacturing a magnetic device. In... Agent:

20140251791 - Cathodic arc deposition stinger: A stinger for a cathodic arc vapor deposition system includes a head with a reduced area contact interface.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140251792 - Method and apparatus for controlling steel corrosion under thermal insulation (cui): Galvanic anodes and barrier corrosion control for metal pipelines, tanks, and equipment under thermal insulation includes the use of pure aluminum and aluminum alloys in fresh water at high temperatures to protect steel elements in hot water without sufficient chlorides. Sacrificial aluminum and sacrificial zinc-aluminum powders in a mixed primer... Agent: Mui Co.

20140251793 - Cathodic protection current distribution method and apparatus for corrosion control of reinforcing steel in concrete structures: Mixed-metal-oxide (MMO) coated precious-metal tape is installed directly on concrete surfaces using an electrically non-conductive adhesive with semi-conductive coating or overlay, thereby obviating the need for slots or holes to the concrete structures which are not subject to direct moisture. The tape anodes may be installed on the concrete surfaces... Agent: Mui Co.

20140251794 - Method and system for electrolysis: A method and system for electrolysis. The system includes an electrolytic cell which has a front end and a back end. The front end has a cathode electrode coupled to a cathode screw, and an anode electrode coupled to an anode screw. The screws are coupled to a spacer, which... Agent:

20140251795 - Manufacturing method of cathode catalyst and ozone-generating device: The instant disclosure relates to a manufacturing method of cathode catalyst, comprising the following steps. Initially, mix an organic medium with an iron-based starting material and a nitrogen-based starting material to form a mixture. Followed by adding a carbon material to the mixture and subsequently executing a heating process to... Agent: Cashido Corporation

20140251796 - Modular assembly for coupling electrochemical units: The present invention relates to a modular assembly for coupling electrochemical units, including at least one module including a support frame for receiving at least two electrochemical units, the support frame including main fluidic connection means for coupling between juxtaposed modules and secondary fluidic connection means with the electrochemical units... Agent:

20140251797 - Etching device for the electrolytic etching of copper: An etching device for the electrolytic etching of copper on an etching material, includes a first mixing device, which is designed to receive an acid electrolyte containing copper ions, and an oxygen gas or ozone gas in order to form a first liquid-gas mixture which can be channeled from a... Agent:

20140251798 - Substrate electroplating jig: A substrate plating jig including a first plate-shaped holding member and a second holding member including a ring-shaped seal packing, including an internal circumferential part, an external circumferential part, and an opening formed at the center of the ring-shaped seal packing. Leading edges of the internal circumferential part and external... Agent: Jcu Corporation

20140251799 - Film deposition apparatus with low plasma damage and low processing temperature: A deposition system includes a magnetron sputter deposition source that includes a backing frame that includes a window and a closed loop around the window. The backing frame includes inside surfaces towards the window, one or more sputtering targets mounted on inside surfaces of the backing frame, and one or... Agent: Areesys Technologies, Inc.

20140251800 - Sputter source for use in a semiconductor process chamber: In some embodiments, a sputter source for a process chamber may include: a first enclosure having a top, sides and an open bottom; a target coupled to the open bottom; an electrical feed coupled to the top of the first enclosure proximate a central axis of the first enclosure to... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140251801 - Sputtering target and method for producing same: Provided are a sputtering target which has excellent machinability and is capable of forming a compound film that mainly contains Cu and Ga and a method for producing the sputtering target. The sputtering target of the present invention has a component composition that contains 15 to 40 at % of... Agent: Showa Shell Sekiyu K.k.

20140251802 - Titanium target for sputtering: A high-purity titanium target for sputtering containing 0.5 to 5 mass ppm of S as an additive component, wherein the purity of the target excluding additive components and gas components is 99.995 mass percent or higher. An object of this invention is to provide a high-quality titanium target for sputtering... Agent: Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

20140251803 - Cathodic arc mask assembly lock system: A mask assembly for a coating system includes a second mask that mounts to a first mask and is retained thereto by a pin. A method of masking a component for a cathodic arc vapor deposition system includes retaining a first mask to a second mask with a platter mount... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140251804 - Electrode layout for blood test sensor strip: An improved electrode layout for a continuous strip sensor is provided which reduces misalignment of the electrodes with the contacts which read the position of the strip. Better contact with the electrodes reduces or eliminates transient signals between stop positions of the sensor strip.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140251805 - Sensor for detecting hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution: The present disclosure relates to a sensor for detecting hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution comprising a support, a reference electrode, a working electrode and a counter electrode supported by said support, the reference electrode being made of a material comprising silver and silver chloride, the counter electrode being made... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20140251807 - Droplet actuator and methods: A series of microactuators for manipulating small quantities of liquids, and methods of using these for manipulating liquids, are disclosed. The microactuators are based on the phenomenon of electrowetting and contain no moving parts. The force acting on the liquid is a potential-dependent gradient of adhesion energy between the liquid... Agent: Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.

20140251806 - Water treatment arrangement for steam-assisted oil production operation: A water processing arrangement (18) for steam assisted oil production, having a water softening system (30) configured to remove silica from a stream of producer well water (64, 66) using a caustic (70), and an electrodeionization-based water deionization system (36) downstream of the water softening system configured to deionize the... Agent: Siemens Energy, Inc.

20140251808 - 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: University Of Washington

20140251809 - Apparatus for preparing nucleic acids and method for preparing nucleic acids: An apparatus for preparing nucleic acids is provided which includes an anode, a cathode, and a space formed between the anode and the cathode. In addition, in the apparatus described above, the space includes a first porous film provided at an anode side, a second porous film provided at a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140251810 - Method for regenerating aqueous dispersions and cell package for electrodialysis: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the ionic strength or the concentration of certain polyvalent ions in aqueous dispersions of organic binding agents or inorganic solid bodies by electrodialysis, and a cell package suitable for use in the method. This method permits stabilization of aqueous compositions of... Agent: Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa

20140251811 - Electrowetting dispensing devices and related methods: A device having a first substrate and a second substrate separated from the first substrate to form a volume between the first and second substrates, electrodes disposed on the first and second substrates and facing the volume, each substrate comprising at least one electrode, and a first insulating layer disposed... Agent: Applied Biosystems LLC

20140251812 - Apparatus for the measurement of a concentration of a charged species in a sample: An apparatus (1) for the measurement of a concentration of a charged species in a sample (10) is disclosed. The sample (10) comprises a plurality of types of charged species and at least one insoluble component. The apparatus (1) comprises a first circuit with a voltage control device (54) connectable... Agent: Medimate Holding B.v.

20140251813 - Bipolar electrode sample preparation devices: An analyte selection device can include: a body defining a fluid channel having a channel inlet and channel outlet; a bipolar electrode (BPE) between the inlet and outlet; one of an anode or cathode electrically coupled with the BPE on a channel inlet side of the BPE and the other... Agent: Cfd Research Corporation

09/04/2014 > 20 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.
08/28/2014 > 21 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20140238842 - Laser-induced dissociative stitching (lds) for synthesis of carbon and carbon based nanocomposites: Disclosed herein is a process for the synthesis of carbon and carbon based nanocomposites comprising Laser-induced Dissociative Stitching (LDS) from liquid halogen containing aromatic compounds at room temperature.... Agent: Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research

20140238844 - Methods and apparatus for generating strongly-ionized plasmas with ionizational instabilities: A plasma generator includes a chamber for confining a feed gas. An anode is positioned inside the chamber. A cathode assembly is positioned adjacent to the anode inside the chamber. A pulsed power supply comprising at least two solid state switches and having an output that is electrically connected between... Agent: Zond, Inc.

20140238843 - Variable radius dual magnetron: A dual magnetron particularly useful for RF plasma sputtering includes a radially stationary open-loop magnetron comprising opposed magnetic poles and rotating about a central axis to scan an outer region of a sputter target and a radially movable open-loop magnetron comprising opposed magnetic poles and rotating together with the stationary... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140238845 - Electrochemical cell having a cascade seal configuration and hydrogen reclamation: An electrochemical cell includes a pair of bipolar plates and a membrane electrode assembly between the bipolar plates. The electrochemical cell further includes a first seal defining a high pressure zone, wherein the first seal is located between the bipolar plates and configured to contain a first fluid within the... Agent: Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc.

20140238846 - Electrochemical treatment based surface modification device: The invention provides an electrochemical treatment based surface modification device that comprises a solution tank, a cathode terminal, and an anode terminal. The solution tank is filled with an acidic solution which contains first valence metal ions. The first valence metal ions are partially reduced to second valence metal ions... Agent: National Tsing Hua University

20140238847 - Light absorbing layer for photoelectrode structure, photoelectrode structure including the same, and photoelectrochemical cell including the photoelectrode structure: A light absorbing layer for a photoelectrode structure, the light absorbing layer including copper oxide, wherein metallic copper (Cu) is present at a grain boundary of the copper oxide. Also, a photoelectrode structure including the light absorbing layer, a photoelectrochemical cell including the photoelectrode structure, and a solar cell including... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140238848 - Sputtering apparatus: A sputtering apparatus for depositing a material on a substrate through a sputtering process includes a vacuum chamber, a target positioned in the vacuum chamber and capable of sputtering a material to be deposited, a first plate attached for a substrate to be coupled thereto or decoupled therefrom and installed... Agent:

20140238849 - Methods and apparatus for controlling dopant concentration in thin films formed via sputtering deposition: Sputtering chambers including one or more first sputtering targets within the sputtering chamber and one or more second sputtering targets are generally provided. Each first sputtering target comprises a source material, and each second sputtering target comprises the source material and a dopant. A conveyor system is configured to transport... Agent: First Solar, Inc.

20140238850 - Tubular target and method of producing a tubular target: A tubular target is formed of refractory metal or a refractory metal alloy. The target has at least one tubular portion X with a relative density RDx and at least one tubular portion Y with a relative density RDy. At least one tubular portion X has, at least in some... Agent: Plansee Se

20140238851 - Structure of reaction chamber of semiconductor sputtering equipment: A structure of reaction chamber of semiconductor sputtering equipment is disclosed, including a chamber case, an elevation platform, a plurality of target fixing elements, a carrier ring and a covering protective ring, wherein the contact surface of the target fixing element, the ring-shaped protruding surface of the carrier ring and... Agent: Shih Her Technologies Inc.

20140238852 - Cylindrical evaporation source: Cylindrical evaporation source which includes, at an outer cylinder wall, target material to be evaporated as well as a first magnetic field source and a second magnetic field source which form at least a part of a magnet system and are arranged in an interior of the cylindrical evaporation source... Agent: Sulzer Metaplas Gmbh

20140238853 - Gas sensor control apparatus and gas sensor system: A gas sensor control apparatus for controlling a gas sensor element, the gas sensor element including first and second measuring chambers and the gas sensor control apparatus including first chamber control unit for controlling an oxygen concentration in the first chamber; second chamber control unit for applying a second chamber... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20140238854 - Electrode strip and sensor strip and system thereof: The present disclosure relates to an electrode strip, a sensor strip and a system thereof. The electrode strip includes a substrate, an electrode layer, an insulation layer and a cover. The electrode layer is disposed on the substrate. The electrode layer includes a first electrode set and a second electrode... Agent: Apex Biotechnology Corp.

20140238855 - Sensor for fluid-soluble gas: For measuring concentrations of fluid-soluble gases with improved drift stability and low production costs, thus dispensing with tedious calibration and/or drift correction routines and re-membraning procedures, a sensor and a system are provided, comprising at least two electrodes, which are covered by sensor fluid at at least one detection site;... Agent:

20140238856 - Nanofluidic devices with integrated components for the controlled capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules and related methods of analysis: Devices for controlling the capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules include at least one fluidic transport nanochannel that intersects and is in fluid communication with at least one transverse nanochannel with (shallow) regions and/or with integrated transverse electrodes that enable fine control of molecule transport dynamics and facilitates analyses of... Agent: The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

20140238857 - Modified arsenite oxidase and a biosensor for detecting arsenite: The present invention provides an arsenite oxidase enzyme modified to prevent translocation by modification of a translocation signal sequence. A microorganism modified to express the heterologous arsenite oxidase enzyme is also provided by the invention, together with a device for detecting the presence of arsenite in a sample.... Agent: The Bio Nano Centre Limited

20140238858 - Dielectrophoresis and electrodeposition process for selective particle entrapment: A method of creating a structure on an electrode includes exposing an electrode to a solution containing a polymerizable monomer and particles and applying an AC voltage to the electrode so as to induce positive DEP on the particles and to draw the particles toward the electrode. An offset voltage... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140238859 - Nucleic acid sequencing by electrochemical detection: Provided herein is technology relating to sequencing nucleic acids and particularly, but not exclusively, to devices, methods, and systems for sequencing-by-synthesis using changes in pH to monitor base addition. In some embodiments the electrochemical hydrogen ion sensor is a microfabricated mixed metal oxide electrode and in some embodiments the electrochemical... Agent: Ibis Biosciences, Inc.

20140238860 - Nucleic acid sample preparation: The present invention includes methods, devices and systems for isolating a nucleic acid from a fluid comprising cells. In various aspects, the methods, devices and systems may allow for a rapid procedure that requires a minimal amount of material and/or results in high purity nucleic acid isolated from complex fluids... Agent: Biological Dynamics, Inc.

20140238861 - System, method and apparatus for treating mining byproducts: The present invention provides various systems, methods and apparatuses for recovering mining fluids, providing enhanced oil recovery and treating produced water. Plasma arc torches and electrolysis cells are used in various combinations. The plasma arc torch includes a cylindrical vessel, a first tangential inlet/outlet connected to or proximate to a... Agent: Foret Plasma Labs, LLC

20140238862 - Apparatus and method for removal of ions: An apparatus to remove ions including a plurality of capacitive electrode stacks. Each capacitive electrode stack may have: a plurality of first electrodes including a plurality of first current collectors; a plurality of second electrodes including a plurality of second current collectors; and a spacer between the first and second... Agent:

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