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Jason P Luck, Daniel E Small: Real time markerless motion tracking using linked kinematic chains. Sandia Corporation, William R Conley, August 14, 2007: US07257237 (145 worldwide citation)

A markerless method is described for tracking the motion of subjects in a three dimensional environment using a model based on linked kinematic chains. The invention is suitable for tracking robotic, animal or human subjects in real-time using a single computer with inexpensive video equipment, and ...


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Deepesh K Kholwadwala, Brandon R Rohrer, Barry L Spletzer, Paul C Galambos, Jason W Wheeler, Clinton G Hobart, Richard C Givler: Micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensor for footwear. Sandia Corporation, Koestner Bertani, William R Conley, September 23, 2008: US07426873 (39 worldwide citation)

Footwear comprises a sole and a plurality of sealed cavities contained within the sole. The sealed cavities can be incorporated as deformable containers within an elastic medium, comprising the sole. A plurality of micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors are respectively contained wi ...


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Kenneth A Peterson, Steven B Rohde, Kent B Pfeifer, Timothy S Turner: Method for producing a tube. Sandia Corporation, William R Conley, George H Libman, January 2, 2007: US07155812 (35 worldwide citation)

A method is described for producing tubular substrates having parallel spaced concentric rings of electrical conductors that can be used as the drift tube of an Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS). The invention comprises providing electrodes on the inside of a tube that are electrically connected to th ...


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Christopher T Rodenbeck: Antenna structure with distributed strip. Sandia Corporation, William R Conley, March 18, 2008: US07345647 (32 worldwide citation)

An antenna comprises electrical conductors arranged to form a radiating element including a folded line configuration and a distributed strip configuration, where the radiating element is in proximity to a ground conductor. The folded line and the distributed strip can be electrically interconnected ...


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Rick Allen Kellogg, Jay Kristoffer Brotz: Mechanical vibration to electrical energy converter. Sandia Corporation, William R Conley, March 3, 2009: US07498681 (30 worldwide citation)

Electromechanical devices that generate an electrical signal in response to an external source of mechanical vibrations can operate as a sensor of vibrations and as an energy harvester for converting mechanical vibration to electrical energy. The devices incorporate a magnet that is movable through ...


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Stewart M Kohler, James J Allen: Inertial measurement unit using rotatable MEMS sensors. Sandia Corporation, William R Conley, June 27, 2006: US07066004 (24 worldwide citation)

A MEM inertial sensor (e.g. accelerometer, gyroscope) having integral rotational means for providing static and dynamic bias compensation is disclosed. A bias compensated MEM inertial sensor is described comprising a MEM inertial sense element disposed on a rotatable MEM stage. A MEM actuator for dr ...


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Christopher T Rodenbeck, Jason A Payne, Cory W Ottesen: Antenna with distributed strip and integrated electronic components. Sandie Corporation, William R Conley, August 5, 2008: US07408512 (16 worldwide citation)

An antenna comprises electrical conductors arranged to form a radiating element including a folded line configuration and a distributed strip configuration, where the radiating element can be in proximity to a ground conductor and/or arranged as a dipole. Embodiments of the antenna include conductor ...


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Paul R Klarer, David R Hayward, Wendy A Amai: Practical, redundant, failure-tolerant, self-reconfiguring embedded system architecture. William R Conley, Fred A Lewis, October 3, 2006: US07117390 (13 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to system architectures, specifically failure-tolerant and self-reconfiguring embedded system architectures. The invention provides both a method and architecture for redundancy. There can be redundancy in both software and hardware for multiple levels of redundancy. The inven ...


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Barry Spletzer: Load cell having strain gauges of arbitrary location. Sandia Corporation, Andrea L Mays, William R Conley, March 13, 2007: US07188535 (12 worldwide citation)

A load cell utilizes a plurality of strain gauges mounted upon the load cell body such that there are six independent load-strain relations. Load is determined by applying the inverse of a load-strain sensitivity matrix to a measured strain vector. The sensitivity matrix is determined by performing ...


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Jeremy A Palmer, Donald W Davis, Bart D Chavez, Phillip L Gallegos, Ryan B Wicker, Francisco R Medina: Methods and systems for rapid prototyping of high density circuits. Sandia Corporation, Gardere Wynne Sewell, William R Conley, September 2, 2008: US07419630 (11 worldwide citation)

A preferred embodiment provides, for example, a system and method of integrating fluid media dispensing technology such as direct-write (DW) technologies with rapid prototyping (RP) technologies such as stereolithography (SL) to provide increased micro-fabrication and micro-stereolithography. A pref ...



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