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M Allen Northrup, Raymond P Mariella Jr, Anthony V Carrano, Joseph W Balch: Silicon-based sleeve devices for chemical reactions. Regents of the University of California, Henry P Sartorio, L E Carnahan, December 31, 1996: US05589136 (307 worldwide citation)

A silicon-based sleeve type chemical reaction chamber that combines heaters, such as doped polysilicon for heating, and bulk silicon for convection cooling. The reaction chamber combines a critical ratio of silicon and silicon nitride to the volume of material to be heated (e.g., a liquid) in order ...


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Abraham P Lee, M Allen Northrup, Dino R Ciarlo, Peter A Krulevitch, William J Benett: Release mechanism utilizing shape memory polymer material. The Regents of the University of California, L E Carnahan, Alan H Thompson, August 15, 2000: US06102933 (233 worldwide citation)

Microfabricated therapeutic actuators are fabricated using a shape memory polymer (SMP), a polyurethane-based material that undergoes a phase transformation at a specified temperature (Tg). At a temperature above temperature Tg material is soft and can be easily reshaped into another configuration. ...


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Lutgard C Dejonghe, Steven J Visco, Catherine C Mailhe, Michel B Armand: Metal-sulfur type cell having improved positive electrode. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, L E Carnahan, Roger S Gaither, William R Moser, May 23, 1989: US04833048 (201 worldwide citation)

An novel metal-sulfur type cell operable at a temperature of 200.degree. C. or less with an energy density of 150 Whrs/Kg or better is disclosed characterized by an organo-sulfur cathode formed from an organic-sulfur compound having the general formula, in its charged state, of (R(S).sub.y).sub.n wh ...


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Abraham P Lee, Joseph P Fitch, Daniel L Schumann, Luiz Da Silva, William J Benett, Peter A Krulevitch: Microfabricated therapeutic actuators and release mechanisms therefor. The Regents of the University of California, L E Carnahan, Alan H Thompson, May 9, 2000: US06059815 (201 worldwide citation)

Microfabricated therapeutic actuators are fabricated using a shape memory polymer (SMP), a polyurethane-based material that undergoes a phase transformation at a specified temperature (Tg). At a temperature above temperature Tg material is soft and can be easily reshaped into another configuration. ...


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Steven T Mayer, Robert J Contolini, Anthony F Bernhardt: Method and apparatus for spatially uniform electropolishing and electrolytic etching. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Henry P Sartorio, L E Carnahan, William R Moser, March 17, 1992: US05096550 (162 worldwide citation)

In an electropolishing or electrolytic etching apparatus the anode is separated from the cathode to prevent bubble transport to the anode and to produce a uniform current distribution at the anode by means of a solid nonconducting anode-cathode barrier. The anode extends into the top of the barrier ...


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James L Kaschmitter: Three dimensional amorphous silicon/microcrystalline silicon solar cells. Regents of the University of California, Henry P Sartorio, L E Carnahan, July 23, 1996: US05538564 (152 worldwide citation)

Three dimensional deep contact amorphous silicon/microcrystalline silicon (a-Si/.mu.c-Si) solar cells which use deep (high aspect ratio) p and n contacts to create high electric fields within the carrier collection volume material of the cell. The deep contacts are fabricated using repetitive pulsed ...


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Abraham P Lee, M Allen Northrup, Dino R Ciarlo, Peter A Krulevitch, William J Benett: Microfabricated therapeutic actuators. The Regents of the University of California, L E Carnahan, June 15, 1999: US05911737 (141 worldwide citation)

Microfabricated therapeutic actuators are fabricated using a shape memory polymer (SMP), a polyurethane-based material that undergoes a phase transformation at a specified temperature (Tg). At a temperature above temperature Tg material is soft and can be easily reshaped into another configuration. ...


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Brian D Andresen: Integrated polymerase chain reaction/electrophoresis instrument. The Regents of the University of California, L E Carnahan, Alan H Thompson, October 3, 2000: US06126804 (140 worldwide citation)

A new approach and instrument for field identification of micro-organisms and DNA fragments using a small and disposable device containing integrated polymerase chain reaction (PCR) enzymatic reaction wells, attached capillary electrophoresis (CE) channels, detectors, and read-out all on/in a small ...


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Daniel M Makowiecki, Alan F Jankowski: Method of fabricating boron containing coatings. Regents of the University of California, L E Carnahan, Henry P Sartorio, April 27, 1999: US05897751 (137 worldwide citation)

Hard coatings are fabricated from boron nitride, cubic boron nitride, and multilayer boron/cubic boron nitride, and the fabrication thereof involves magnetron sputtering in a selected atmosphere. These hard coatings may be applied to tools and engine and other parts, as well to reduce wear on tribol ...