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John D Madden, Tanya S Kanigan, Serge Lafontaine, Ian W Hunter: Conducting polymer actuator. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bromberg & Sunstein, June 19, 2001: US06249076 (421 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of actuators having an active member including a polymer having a surface, an electrolyte coupled to the surface, and an electrolyte are provided. Actuators which, when an electrical potential is applied across the electrolyte between the active member and the counter electrode, exert fo ...


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Ian W Hunter, Serge R Lafontaine, John D Madden: Three dimensional microfabrication by localized electrodeposition and etching. June 24, 1997: US05641391 (163 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide a new method for producing a three dimensional object, particularly suited to microfabrication applications. The method includes the steps of providing a substrate with a conducting interface, an electrode having a feature or features that are small relat ...


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Sylvain Martel, Serge R Lafontaine, Ian W Hunter: Dynamically reconfigurable hardware system for real-time control of processes. Mirage Technologies, Loeb & Loeb, March 23, 1999: US05887165 (129 worldwide citation)

A dynanically reconfigurable hardware system for real-time control of ,an external device. Configuration of a dynamically reconfigurable logic module is provided on the basis of a hardware configuration established in a local configuration memory by a configuration signal received over a data bus fr ...


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Ian W Hunter, Colin J H Brenan, Serge R Lafontaine: Active thermal control of surfaces by steering heating beam in response to sensed thermal radiation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bromberg & Sunstein, December 7, 1999: US05998768 (110 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling the temperature profile of the surface of a medium such as a solid or a liquid. The surface is imaged onto an array of detectors which generate an electronic output indicative of the temperature profile of the surface. A heating beam provided by a laser is sca ...


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R Rox Anderson, Ian W Hunter, Colin J H Brenan, Keng Hui Lim, Elizabeth Sebern: Apparatus and method for laser treatment with spectroscopic feedback. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, May 15, 2007: US07217266 (89 worldwide citation)

A platform Smart Scalpel system using rapid real-time feedback for effecting laser treatment. The platform system includes an imaging system for rapid real-time detection of tissue characteristics, a processing system for processing the detected characteristics, and a treatment system for effecting ...


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Aimee B Angel, Ian W Hunter, Peter Hansen: Transdermal transport device with suction. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, June 27, 2006: US07066922 (80 worldwide citation)

A transdermal transport device includes a reservoir for holding a formulation of an active principle, and one or more needles. Each needle has a bore through which the formulation is transported between the reservoir and a biological body, and has an end portion that is substantially aligned in a pl ...


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Aimee B Angel, Ian W Hunter: Microneedle transport device. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, September 30, 2008: US07429258 (71 worldwide citation)

A transdermal transport device includes a reservoir for holding a formulation of an active principle, and an array of needles which have bores in fluid communication with the reservoir to facilitate transporting the formulation to and from the reservoir through the needles. The device also includes ...


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Colin J H Brenan, Serge R Lafontaine, Ian W Hunter: Contractile actuated bellows pump. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bromberg & Sunstein, May 9, 2000: US06059546 (69 worldwide citation)

A pump for impelling a fluid includes a first variable volume, the first variable volume having a first inlet for allowing the influx of the fluid into the first variable volume and a first outlet for allowing the efflux of the fluid out of the first variable volume and a first membrane defining at ...


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John Philip Donoghue, Nicholas George Hatsopoulos, Sylvain Martel, Timothy A Fofonoff, Robert J Dyer, Ian W Hunter: Microstructured arrays for cortex interaction and related methods of manufacture and use. Brown University Research Foundation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 1, 2007: US07212851 (65 worldwide citation)

A brain implant system consistent with embodiments of the present invention includes an electrode array having a plurality of electrodes for sensing neuron signals. A method for manufacturing the electrode array includes machining a piece of an electrically conductive substance to create a plurality ...


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Aimee B Angel, Ian W Hunter, Laura L Proctor, James Tangorra: Impedance sensor. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 12, 2010: US07645263 (64 worldwide citation)

A transdermal transport device includes a reservoir for holding a formulation of an active principle, a needle with a bore through which the formulation is transported between the reservoir and a target area of a biological body, and an impedance sensor. The impedance sensor has an electrode positio ...