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John B Bates, Nancy J Dudney: Electrolyte for an electrochemical cell. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, G L Craig, H W Adams, January 28, 1997: US05597660 (192 worldwide citation)

Described is a thin-film battery, especially a thin-film microbattery, and a method for making same having application as a backup or primary integrated power source for electronic devices. The battery includes a novel electrolyte amorphous lithium phosphorus oxynitride which is electrochemically st ...


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John B Bates, Nancy J Dudney, Kim A Weatherspoon: Packaging material for thin film lithium batteries. Michael E McKee, J Donald Griffin, H W Adams, October 1, 1996: US05561004 (142 worldwide citation)

A thin film battery including components which are capable of reacting upon exposure to air and water vapor incorporates a packaging system which provides a barrier against the penetration of air and water vapor. The packaging system includes a protective sheath overlying and coating the battery com ...


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Chin Chi Tsai, Halsey H Haselton: Coupled microwave ECR and radio-frequency plasma source for plasma processing. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, James M Spicer, H W Adams, March 8, 1994: US05292370 (107 worldwide citation)

In a dual plasma device, the first plasma is a microwave discharge having its own means of plasma initiation and control. The microwave discharge operates at electron cyclotron resonance (ECR), and generates a uniform plasma over a large area of about 1000 cm.sup.2 at low pressures below 0.1 mtorr. ...


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Arvid C Johnson, Robert J Lauf, Don W Bible, Robert J Markunas: Apparatus and method for microwave processing of materials. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Jeffrey N Cutler, J M Spicer, H W Adams, May 28, 1996: US05521360 (88 worldwide citation)

A variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10) designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a furnace cavity (34) for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency heating apparatus (10) is used in the method of the present invention to moni ...


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John C Moyers, Howard D Haynes: Method and apparatus for monitoring armature position in direct-current solenoids. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, E A Pennington, J M Spicer, H W Adams, December 10, 1996: US05583434 (70 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the position of an armature of a dc-powered solenoid. Electrical circuitry is provided to introduce a small alternating current flow through the coil. As a result, the impedance and resistance of the solenoid coil can be measured to provide information indicative of the arma ...


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Tuan Vo Dinh, Masoud Panjehpour, Bergein F Overholt: Laser-induced differential normalized fluorescence method for cancer diagnosis. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, E A Pennington, H W Adams, December 3, 1996: US05579773 (65 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for cancer diagnosis are disclosed. The diagnostic method includes the steps of irradiating a tissue sample with monochromatic excitation light, producing a laser-induced fluorescence spectrum from emission radiation generated by interaction of the excitation light with the t ...


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M Alfred Akerman, Curtis W Ayers, Howard D Haynes: Ultrasonic speech translator and communications system. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, J S Spicer, Neely, H W Adams, July 23, 1996: US05539705 (64 worldwide citation)

A wireless communication system undetectable by radio frequency methods for converting audio signals, including human voice, to electronic signals in the ultrasonic frequency range, transmitting the ultrasonic signal by way of acoustical pressure waves across a carrier medium, including gases, liqui ...


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Viung C Mei, Fang C Chen: Liquid over-feeding air conditioning system and method. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, E L Larcher, J A Marasco, H W Adams, September 21, 1993: US05245833 (49 worldwide citation)

A refrigeration air conditioning system utilizing a liquid over-feeding operation is described. A liquid refrigerant accumulator-heat exchanger is placed in the system to provide a heat exchange relationship between hot liquid refrigerant discharged from condenser and a relatively cool mixture of li ...


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Stephen F Smith, Kimberly N Castleberry: Method and apparatus for monitoring machine performance. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, E A Pennington, J M Spicer, H W Adams, June 4, 1996: US05523701 (39 worldwide citation)

Machine operating conditions can be monitored by analyzing, in either the time or frequency domain, the spectral components of the motor current. Changes in the electric background noise, induced by mechanical variations in the machine, are correlated to changes in the operating parameters of the ma ...


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Vladimir A Protopopescu, Robert T Santoro, Johnny S Tolliver: Fast and secure encryption-decryption method based on chaotic dynamics. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, E A Pennington, J M Spicer, H W Adams, December 26, 1995: US05479513 (28 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the secure encryption of information. The method comprises the steps of dividing a message of length L into its character components; generating m chaotic iterates from m independent chaotic maps; producing an "initial" value based upon the m chaotic iterates; transforming th ...