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Samuel Lee Miller, Paul Jackson McWhorter, Murray Steven Rodgers, Jeffry J Sniegowski, Stephen M Barnes: Microelectromechanical apparatus for elevating and tilting a platform. Timothy D Stanley, Sandia National Laboratories, December 6, 2001: US20010048265-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical (MEM) apparatus is disclosed which has a platform that can be elevated above a substrate and tilted at an arbitrary angle using a plurality of flexible members which support the platform and control its movement. Each flexible member is further controlled by one or more MEM ...


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William C Sweatt, Michael B Sinclair, Michael A Butler: Electrically-programmable optical processor with enhanced resolution. Sandia National Laboratories, Patent & Licensing Center, August 8, 2002: US20020105725-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

An optical apparatus is disclosed for processing light that based on a pair of diffraction gratings operating in tandem, with one of the gratings being a fixed diffraction grating and with the other grating being electrically programmable. The combination of the fixed and electrically-programmable d ...


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Carol I Ashby, David M Follstaedt, Christine C Mitchell, Jung Han: Cantilever epitaxial process. Sandia National Laboratories, Patent & Licensing Center, July 11, 2002: US20020090816-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A process of growing a material on a substrate, particularly growing a Group II-VI or Group III-V material, by a vapor-phase growth technique where the growth process eliminates the need for utilization of a mask or removal of the substrate from the reactor at any time during the processing. A nucle ...


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James H Aubert: Method of making thermally removable adhesives. Sandia National Laboratories, Patent & Licensing Division, June 26, 2003: US20030116272-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of making a thermally-removable adhesive is provided where a bismaleimide compound, a monomeric furan compound, containing an oxirane group an amine curative are mixed together at an elevated temperature of greater than approximately 90° C. to form a homogeneous solution, which, when cooled ...


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Shawn Yu Lin, Vincent M Hietala, Eric D Jones: Optical elements comprising photonic crystals and applications thereof. Sandia National Laboratories, Patent & Licensing Center, August 9, 2001: US20010012149-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes the use of photonic crystals to form optical elements which function in optical apparatus in frequency ranges outside photonic band-gaps. Such optical elements may apply such optical properties as dispersion, anisotropy, and birefringence (all of which are exhibited b ...


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David M Keicher, Clinton L Atwood, Donald L Greene, Michelle L Griffith, Lane D Harwell, Francisco P Jeantette, Joseph A Romero, Lee P Schanwald, David T Schmale: Energy-beam-driven rapid fabrication system. Sandia National Laboratories, Patent & Licensing Center, July 19, 2001: US20010008230-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An energy beam driven rapid fabrication system, in which an energy beam strikes a growth surface to form a molten puddle thereon. Feed powder is then injected into the molten puddle from a converging flow of feed powder. A portion of the feed powder becomes incorporated into the molten puddle, forci ...


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Timothy J Shepodd, Leroy Whinnery, William R Even: Castable three-dimensional stationary phase for electric field-driven applications. Kurt C Olsen, Sandia National Laboratories, July 19, 2001: US20010008212-A1

A polymer material useful as the porous dielectric medium for microfluidic devices generally and electrokinetic pumps in particular. The polymer material is produced from an inverse (water-in-oil) emulsion that creates a 3-dimensional network characterized by small pores and high internal volume, ch ...


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Thomas E Bennett, Drew V Nelson: Composite ribbon member. Timothy P Evans, Sandia National Laboratories, December 27, 2001: US20010054682-A1

A device is described wherein a length of a optical fiber embedded within a composite matrix, in particular within a similar length of a prepreg tow. The fiber is “sandwiched” by two layers of the tow which are merged to form a single consolidated block. The consolidated block achieving a generally ...


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Leonard E Klebanoff, Richard H Stulen: Mitigation of radiation induced surface contamination. Kurt C Olsen, Sandia National Laboratories, December 20, 2001: US20010053414-A1

A process for mitigating or eliminating contamination and/or degradation of surfaces having common, adventitious atmospheric contaminants adsorbed thereon and exposed to radiation. A gas or a mixture of gases is introduced into the environment of a surface(s) to be protected. The choice of the gaseo ...


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Stewart K Griffiths, Robert H Nilson, Kenneth J Torres: Support apparatus for semiconductor wafer processing. Kurt C Olsen, Sandia National Laboratories, May 31, 2001: US20010001953-A1

A support apparatus for minimizing gravitational stress in semiconductor wafers, and particularly silicon wafers, during thermal processing. The support apparatus comprises two concentric circular support structures disposed on a common support fixture. The two concentric circular support structures ...