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Ramsey J Michael: Apparatus and method for performing microfluidic manipulations for chemical analysis and synthesis. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Ramsey J Michael, SMIRMAN Preston H, February 15, 1996: WO/1996/004547 (3 worldwide citation)

A microchip loboratory system (10) and method provide fluidic manipulations for a variety of applications, including sample injection for microchip chemical separations. The microchip is fabricated using standard photolithographic procedures and chemical wet etching, with the substrate and cover pla ...


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Kruger Duane D, Beer Robert, Hanauer Brad, Wendling Robert T: Apparatus and method for securing battery cell packs. Enerdel, Kruger Duane D, Beer Robert, Hanauer Brad, Wendling Robert T, SMIRMAN Preston H, October 26, 2006: WO/2006/113517 (1 worldwide citation)

A framed lithium battery cell group includes a first frame member (20) and a second frame member (30). The frame members are locked together, clamping the lithium battery cell pack (10) on the seal edge surfaces (13, 16), thereby providing structural rigidity and protection from damage due to handli ...


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Rajic Slobodan, Egert Charles M, Kahl William K, Snyder William B, Evans Boyd M, Marlar Troy A, Cunningham Joseph P: Monolithic spectrometer and method for fabricating same. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, January 23, 1997: WO/1997/002475 (1 worldwide citation)

A monolithic spectrometer (1) is disclosed for use in spectroscopy. The spectrometer is a single body of translucent material (2) with positioned surfaces for transmission (6), reflection (7, 12, 13) and spectral analysis of light rays (8).


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Porter Alexander J: Design maturity algorithm. Entela, Porter Alexander J, SMIRMAN Preston H, November 30, 2000: WO/2000/071983

An apparatus (10, 100) for optimizing the design of a product or component (52) by subjecting the product or component (52) to multiple stimuli, such as temperature, vibration, pressure, ultraviolet radiation, chemical exposure, humidity, mechanical cycling, and mechanical loading, is described. Als ...


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Mckee Rodney A, Walker Frederick J: Process for growing an epitaxial film on an oxide surface and product. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, June 15, 1995: WO/1995/016061

A process and structure wherein a film comprised of a perovskite or a spinel is built epitaxially upon a surface (22), such as an alkaline earth oxide surface, involves the epitaxial build up of alternating constituent metal oxide planes of the perovskite or spinel (20, 26, 28). The first layer of m ...


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Thundat Thomas G, Warmack Robert J, Wachter Eric A: Electromagnetic and nuclear radiation detector using micromechanical sensors. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, July 24, 1997: WO/1997/026556

Electromagnetic and nuclear radiation is detected by micromechanical sensors (20) that can be coated with various interactive materials. As the micromechanical sensors (20) absorb radiation, the sensors (20) bend and/or undergo a shift in resonance characteristics. The bending and resonance changes ...


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Lizama Hector M, Scott Timothy C, Scott Charles D: Apparatus and method for the desulfurization of petroleum by bacteria. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, May 2, 1996: WO/1996/012564

A method for treating petroleum with anaerobic microorganisms acting as biocatalysts that can remove sulfur atoms from hydrocarbon molecules, under anaerobic conditions, and then convert the sulfur atoms to hydrogen sulfide. Because the biocatalyst is present in the form of an aqueous suspension whe ...


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Vo Dinh Tuan: Advanced synchronous luminescence system. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, March 14, 1996: WO/1996/007889

A method and apparatus for determining the condition of tissue or otherwise making chemical identifications includes exposing the sample to a light source (22), and using a synchronous luminescence system (38, 50) to produce a spectrum that can be analyzed for tissue condition.


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Bible Don W, Lauf Robert J, Johnson Arvid C, Thigpen Larry T: Variable frequency microwave heating apparatus. Martin Mariette Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, October 12, 1995: WO/1995/027387

A variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10') designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a multi-mode microwave cavity (32') for testing or other selected applications. The variable frequency microwave heating apparatus (10') includes a traveling wave tu ...


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Johnson Arvid C, Lauf Robert J, Bible Don W, Markunas Robert J: Apparatus and method for microwave processing of materials. Martin Mareitta Energy Systems, SMIRMAN Preston H, October 12, 1995: WO/1995/027388

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 ...