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Frank T Hartley: Micromachined peristaltic pump. Price Gess & Ubell, January 6, 1998: US05705018 (217 worldwide citation)

A micromachined pump including a channel formed in a semiconductor substrate by conventional processes such as chemical etching. A number of insulating barriers are established in the substrate parallel to one another and transverse to the channel. The barriers separate a series of electrically cond ...


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Frank T Hartley: Micromachined peristaltic pumps. Price Gess & Ubell, December 28, 1999: US06007309 (213 worldwide citation)

Micromachined pumps including a channel formed between a first membrane and a substrate or between first and second flexible membranes. A series of electrically conductive strips is applied to a surface of the substrate or one of the membranes. Application of a sequential voltage to the series of st ...


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Frank T Hartley: Leak detection utilizing analog binaural (VLSI) techniques. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, Thomas H Jones, Guy M Miller, May 23, 1995: US05417113 (16 worldwide citation)

A detection method and system utilizing silicon models of the traveling wave structure of the human cochlea to spatially and temporally locate a specific sound source in the presence of high noise pandemonium. The detection system combines two-dimensional stereausis representations, which are output ...


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Frank T Hartley: Soft ionization device and applications thereof. Ionfinity, Carl A Kukkonen III, August 26, 2003: US06610986 (14 worldwide citation)

A soft ionization device is disclosed that comprises a series of electrodes having pacing less than the means free path of the molecules to be ionized. In some embodiments, the soft ionization device is used in various applications that require ion or electron sources such as biological or chemical ...


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Frank T Hartley: Soft ionization device with characterization systems and methods of manufacture. Ionfinity, Carl A Kukkonen III, December 7, 2004: US06828552 (12 worldwide citation)

Various configurations of characterization systems such as ion mobility spectrometers and mass spectrometers are disclosed that are coupled to an ionization device. The ionization device is formed of a membrane that houses electrodes therein that are located closer to one another than the mean free ...


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Frank T Hartley: Field ionizing elements and applications thereof. Ionfinity, Carl A Kukkonen III, November 4, 2003: US06642526 (10 worldwide citation)

A field ionizing element formed of a membrane that houses electrodes therein that are located closer to one another than the mean free path of the gas being ionized. The membrane includes a supporting portion, and a non supporting portion where the ions are formed. The membrane may be used as the fr ...


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Frank T Hartley, James H Wise: Caging, calibration, characterization and compensation of microstructural transducers. California Institute of Technology, Michaelson & Wallace, August 29, 2000: US06109114 (6 worldwide citation)

The invention is embodied in a microstructural transducer including a microstructural platform, a movable microstructural member, a microstructural linkage elastically coupling the movable microstructural member to the microstructural platform, measuring apparatus for sensing displacement of the mov ...


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Axel Scherer, Frank T Hartley: Mid-infrared hyperspectral spectroscopy systems and methods therefor. California Institute of Technology, Kaplan Breyer Schwarz & Ottesen, December 13, 2016: US09518917 (4 worldwide citation)

MIR spectroscopy systems comprising hierarchical spectral dispersion that enables fine spectral resolution and high sensitivity spectroscopy are disclosed. Hierarchical spectral dispersion is derived by employing at least two diffractive lens arrays, located on either side of a test sample, each rec ...


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Frank T Hartley, Anthony B Hull: Chromatic modulator for high resolution CCD or APS devices. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, December 23, 2003: US06667826 (3 worldwide citation)

A system for providing high-resolution color separation in electronic imaging. Comb drives controllably oscillate a red-green-blue (RGB) color strip filter system (or otherwise) over an electronic imaging system such as a charge-coupled device (CCD) or active pixel sensor (APS). The color filter is ...


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Frank T Hartley: Ion thrusting system. Ionfinity, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, February 13, 2007: US07174703 (2 worldwide citation)

An ion thrusting system is disclosed comprising an ionization membrane having at least one area through which a gas is passed, and which ionizes the gas molecules passing therethrough to form ions and electrons, and an accelerator element which accelerates the ions to form thrust. In some variations ...