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Peijun Ding, Fuhong Zhang, Hsien Lung Yang, Michael A Miller, Jianming Fu, Jick M Yu, Zheng Xu, Fusen Chen: Sputter deposition and etching of metallization seed layer for overhang and sidewall improvement. Applied Materials, Charles S Guenzer, November 13, 2007: US07294574 (24 worldwide citation)

An integrated sputtering method and reactor for copper or aluminum seed layers in which a plasma sputter reactor initially deposits a thin conformal layer onto a substrate including a high-aspect ratio hole subject to the formation of overhangs. After the seed deposition, the same sputter reactor is ...


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Michael A Miller, Ziqiang Qian: Methods and system for encoding an audio sequence with synchronized data and outputting the same. First International Digital, Adam K Sacharoff, Hamman & Benn, August 27, 2002: US06442517 (23 worldwide citation)

A method of encoding an audio sequence with synchronized data is provided. An audio sample and a data sample is provided. The audio sample is converted into an audio signal. The data sample is converted into a data signal. The data signal includes a plurality of data segments. Finally, the audio sig ...


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Michael A Miller: Solar controlled water well. Laney Dougherty Hessin & Beavers, February 7, 1989: US04802829 (13 worldwide citation)

A water well and storage tank control system for use in isolated areas that utilizes a solar power source in conjunction with pneumatic pump apparatus for lifting well from a well bore hole for surface deposit in a storage tank. A solar power panel functions to continually charge into a storage batt ...


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Michael A Miller, Stephen J Hudak Jr: Electromechanical and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for measuring and imaging fatigue damage. Southwest Research Institute, Baker Botts L, November 28, 2000: US06151969 (13 worldwide citation)

EIS and EMIS methods of assessing the fatigue status of a material. The EIS method uses an electrochemical transducer cell to apply electrical perturbations to the material, and to acquire voltage and current measurements over a range of frequencies. The impedance at each frequency is calculated, re ...


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Michael A Miller, Robert A Lidholm: Double fifty plug-socket connector. Magnetic Peripherals, Robert M Angus, Joseph A Genovese, February 14, 1989: US04804336 (11 worldwide citation)

A double density plug and socket electrical connector employing the same form factor as existing 50 pin subminiature "D" connectors. Adapted for use on printed circuit boards the connector can compatibly interconnect 50 pin or 100 pin electrical connectors. The double fifty plug-socket connector can ...


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Darrell D Massie, Michael A Miller, Peter S Curtiss: Dynamically controlling configuration of a power grid comprising one or more stand-alone sub-grids. Intelligent Power and Engineering Research Corporation, Kevin P Radigan Esq, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C, January 8, 2013: US08350412 (9 worldwide citation)

A technique is provided for automatically controlling configuration of a power grid, which includes one or more stand-alone sub-grids. Each stand-alone sub-grid includes a power generator, and a load is associated with the stand-alone sub-grid(s). The technique includes: monitoring the power grid by ...


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Michael A Miller, Richard P Johansen: Process and apparatus for removal of solids from liquids. Linde Aktiengesellschaft, Millen & White, April 17, 1984: US04443341 (9 worldwide citation)

A filtration process and apparatus for the removal of solids from liquids is provided having a filter bed vertically disposed in a chamber which has a solids-containing liquid passed horizontally therethrough. The filter bed is regenerated after becoming loaded with solids. During filtering the liqu ...


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Michael A Miller: Method of forming a helical ball screw member. 20th Century Machine, Remy J VanOphem, August 2, 1988: US04760635 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a ball screw member from an elongated workpiece having an outer cylindrical surface, as well as the ball screw member formed by the method. A helical ball screw thread is machined on the outer cylindrical surface, the helical ball screw thread having a helical groove and a helica ...


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Jian Ling, Steven D Weitman, Michael A Miller: Methodology of using raman imaging microscopy for evaluating drug action within living cells. Southwest Research Institute, Gunn & Lee PC, September 6, 2005: US06939686 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of using Raman imaging microscopy to evaluate drug actions in living cells is disclosed. Specifically the invention describes the methods of using Raman imaging microscopy to detect drug uptake, distribution, binding, and metabolism in a single cell, and to study drug pharmacokinetics at th ...