Aaron A Diaz, Brion J Burghard, James R Skorpik, Richard A Pappas, O Dennis Mullen, Todd J Samuel, Larry D Reid, Joe C Harris, Juan D Valencia, Jonathan T Smalley, Chester L Shepard, Theodore T Taylor: Acoustic inspection device. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, September 6, 2005: US06938488 (37 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound inspection apparatus particularly adapted to examine containers (sealed or unsealed) containing a liquid or solid bulk material. The apparatus has an overall configuration of a hand held pistol with a front transducer contact surface that is positioned against a front wall of the conta ...

Mikhail E Belov, Yehia M Ibrahim, Biran H Clowers, David C Prior, Richard D Smith: Ion funnel ion trap and process. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, February 15, 2011: US07888635 (17 worldwide citation)

An ion funnel trap is described that includes a inlet portion, a trapping portion, and a outlet portion that couples, in normal operation, with an ion funnel. The ion trap operates efficiently at a pressure of ˜1 Torr and provides for: 1) removal of low mass-to-charge (m/z) ion species, 2) ion accum ...

Karl K Weitz: Conformational real-time atmospheric and environmental characterization sampling apparatus and method. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, October 30, 2007: US07288760 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for real-time environmental gas sampling. A manifold is disclosed allowing for real-time gas sampling and monitoring/analysis of atomospheric over a wide range of oxygen contents, e.g., oxygen-rich as well as oxygen-deficient sampling ...

Alexandre A Shvartsburg, Keqi Tang, Richard D Smith: Method and apparatus for ion mobility spectrometry with alignment of dipole direction (IMS-ADD). Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, January 30, 2007: US07170053 (14 worldwide citation)

Techniques and instrumentation are described for analyses of substances, including complex samples/mixtures that require separation prior to characterization of individual components. A method is disclosed for separation of ion mixtures and identification of ions, including protein and other macromo ...

John G DeSteese, Zenen I Antoniak, Michael White, Timothy J Peters: Structure and method for controlling the thermal emissivity of a radiating object. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, Stephen R May, March 30, 2004: US06713774 (13 worldwide citation)

A structure and method for changing or controlling the thermal emissivity of the surface of an object in situ, and thus, changing or controlling the radiative heat transfer between the object and its environment in situ, is disclosed. Changing or controlling the degree of blackbody behavior of the o ...

Jason S Page, Keqi Tang, Richard D Smith: Method and apparatus for selective filtering of ions. Battelle Memorial Insitute, James D Matheson, April 7, 2009: US07514676 (11 worldwide citation)

An adjustable, low mass-to-charge (m/z) filter is disclosed employing electrospray ionization to block ions associated with unwanted low m/z species from entering the mass spectrometer and contributing their space charge to down-stream ion accumulation steps. The low-mass filter is made by using an ...

Richard A Craig, Jeffrey W Griffin: Infra-red detector and method of making and using same. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, February 20, 2007: US07180065 (11 worldwide citation)

A low-cost infra-red detector is disclosed including a method of making and using the same. The detector employs a substrate, a filtering layer, a converting layer, and a diverter to be responsive to wavelengths up to about 1600 nm. The detector is useful for a variety of applications including spec ...

Aaron A Diaz, Todd J Samuel, Juan D Valencia, Kevin L Gervais, Brian J Tucker, Leslie J Kirihara, James R Skorpik, Larry D Reid, John T Munley, Richard A Pappas, Bob W Wright, Paul D Panetta, Jason S Thompson: Methods and apparatus for multi-parameter acoustic signature inspection. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, July 24, 2007: US07246522 (10 worldwide citation)

A multiparameter acoustic signature inspection device and method are described for non-invasive inspection of containers. Dual acoustic signatures discriminate between various fluids and materials for identification of the same.

Darrell P Chandler, Gerald J Posakony, Leonard J Bond, Cynthia J Bruckner Lea: Apparatus and method for ultrasonic treatment of a liquid. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, April 4, 2006: US07022505 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus for ultrasonically treating a liquid to generate a product. The apparatus is capable of treating a continuously-flowing, or intermittently-flowing, liquid along a line segment coincident with the flow path of the liquid. The apparatus has one or more ultrasonic ...

Patrick J Roach, Julia Laskin, Alexander Laskin: Focused analyte spray emission apparatus and process for mass spectrometric analysis. Battelle Memorial Institute, James D Matheson, January 17, 2012: US08097845 (9 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and process are disclosed that deliver an analyte deposited on a substrate to a mass spectrometer that provides for trace analysis of complex organic analytes. Analytes are probed using a small droplet of solvent that is formed at the junction between two capillaries. A supply capillary ...