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Liwei Lin, Albert P Pisano: IC-processed microneedles. William J Fish & Richardson P C Egan III, January 5, 1999: US05855801 (337 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a microstructure is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate for forming an interface region and an elongated portion extending away from the interface region. A patterned, non-planar etchable structure is formed on one side of the elongated portion of the substra ...


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Liwei Lin, Albert P Pisano: IC-processed microneedles. The Regents of the University of California, Fish & Richardson P C, January 7, 1997: US05591139 (244 worldwide citation)

An IC-processed microneedle including an interface region and shaft. A shell defines an enclosed channel to form the shaft. The shaft has ports to permit fluid movement therethrough. Microheaters, microdetectors and additional devices may also be fabricated on the microneedle.


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Neil H Talbot, Christopher G Keller, Albert P Pisano: Method for fabricating needles via conformal deposition in two-piece molds. The Regents of the University of California, William S Pennie & Edmonds Galliani, August 22, 2000: US06106751 (151 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a needle via conformal deposition in a two-piece mold includes the step of attaching a top mold member to a bottom mold member such that the top mold member and the bottom mold member define an enclosed, elongated needle trench with a deposition aperture. A conformal substanc ...


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Albert P Pisano, Kyle S Lebouitz: Microneedle with isotropically etched tip, and method of fabricating such a device. The Regents Of The University Of California, William S Galliani, Pennie & Edmonds, July 27, 1999: US05928207 (133 worldwide citation)

A microneedle includes an elongated body with a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side wall between the top surface and the bottom surface, and a second side wall between the top surface and the bottom surface. An end is defined by the bottom surface converging into a tip, an isotropically etch ...


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Liwei Lin, Clark T Nguyen, Roger T Howe, Albert P Pisano: Microelectromechanical signal processor fabrication. The Regents of the University of California, Fish & Richardson P C, December 31, 1996: US05589082 (111 worldwide citation)

A micromechanical filter having planar components, and manufacturable using very large scale integrated circuit microfabrication techniques. The input and output transducers are interdigitated comb electrodes. The mechanical coupling between the input and output transducers includes planar flexures, ...


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Kyle S Lebouitz, Albert P Pisano: Epidermal abrasion device with isotropically etched tips, and method of fabricating such a device. The Regents of the University of California, William S Galliani, Pennie & Edmonds, February 13, 2001: US06187210 (95 worldwide citation)

A probe includes an elongated body with a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side wall between the top surface and the bottom surface, and a second side wall between the top surface and the bottom surface. An end is defined by the bottom surface converging into a tip, an isotropically etched por ...


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Gianluca Piazza, Philip J Stephanou, Albert P Pisano: Contour-mode piezoelectric micromechanical resonators. The Regents of the University of California, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 17, 2009: US07492241 (91 worldwide citation)

A contour mode micromechanical piezoelectric resonator. The resonator has a bottom electrode; a top electrode; and a piezoelectric layer disposed between the bottom electrode and the top electrode. The piezoelectric resonator has a planar surface with a cantilevered periphery, dimensioned to undergo ...


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Liwei Lin, Clark T C Nguyen, Roger T Howe, Albert P Pisano: Microelectromechanical signal processors. The Regents of the University of California, Fish & Richardson, October 3, 1995: US05455547 (82 worldwide citation)

A micromechanical filter having planar components, and manufacturable using very large scale integrated circuit microfabrication techniques. The input and output transducers are interdigitated comb electrodes. The mechanical coupling between the input and output transducers includes planar flexures, ...


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Kyle S Lebouitz, Roger T Howe, Albert P Pisano: Microfabricated filter and shell constructed with a permeable membrane. Regents of the University of California, Fish & Richardson P C, July 6, 1999: US05919364 (74 worldwide citation)

Microfabricated filters constructed with permeable polysilicon membranes and methods for fabricating such filters. The filters include a frame structure having a plurality of openings therethrough and a permeable polysilicon membrane disposed over the openings in the frame structure. The frame struc ...


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Seung S Lee, Richard M White, Albert P Pisano: Cantilever pressure transducer. The Regents of the University of California, Fish & Richardson P C, May 27, 1997: US05633552 (73 worldwide citation)

Micromachined cantilever pressure transducers, which work both as microphones and as microspeakers, are disclosed. These devices are made possible by novel methods for producing flat, thin film multilayer or polymeric cantilevers.