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Angelo Yializis, Richard E Ellwanger, Michael G Mikhael, Wolfgang Decker, C Barry Johnson, Gale Shipley, Timothy D O Brien: Structures and components thereof having a desired surface characteristic together with methods and apparatuses for producing the same. AstenJohnson, Volpe and Koenig P C, November 14, 2000: US06146462 (46 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for plasma modifying a substrate are disclosed along with associated techniques for applying coatings to the substrate. Particular utility has been found using a hollow cathode to generate the plasma along with magnetic focusing means to focus the plasma at the surface of a sub ...


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Raouf O Loutfy, Xiao Chun Lu, Weijiong Li, Michael G Mikhael: Gas storage using fullerene based adsorbents. Materials and Electrochemical Research, Jerome M Teplitz, September 5, 2000: US06113673 (40 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to the synthesis of high bulk density high gas absorption capacity adsorbents for gas storage applications. Specifically, this invention is concerned with novel gas absorbents with high gravimetric and volumetric gas adsorption capacities which are made from fullerene-base ...


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Michael G Mikhael, Ali Boufelfel, Angelo Yializis: Formation of multilayered photonic polymer composites. Sigma Laboratories, March 21, 2000: US06040017 (26 worldwide citation)

The fabrication of linear and non-linear optical materials including photoconductive, photorefractive, and optical limiting polymer composite films from radiation curable homogeneous solutions or heterogeneous slurries via vacuum flash evaporation techniques is disclosed.


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Michael G Mikhael, Angelo Yializis, Richard E Ellwanger: Barrier coatings produced by atmospheric glow discharge. Sigma Laboratories of Arizona, Antonio R Durando, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, August 10, 2004: US06774018 (24 worldwide citation)

A plasma is produced in a treatment space by diffusing a plasma gas at atmospheric pressure and subjecting it to an electric field created by two metallic electrodes separated by a dielectric material, a vapor precursor is mixed with the plasma, and a substrate material is coated by vapor deposition ...


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Michael G Mikhael, Angelo Yializis: Vaccum deposition of cationic polymer systems. Sigma Technologies International, Antonio R Durando, Durando Birdwell & Janke, October 22, 2002: US06468595 (23 worldwide citation)

A thermally-stable cationic photoinitiator capable of flash vaporization under vacuum and temperature conditions of an available flash-evaporation chamber is selected. The photoinitiator is mixed with a cation-polymerizable monomer and/or oligomer of interest and the mixture is flash evaporated and ...


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Michael G Mikhael, Angelo Yializis: Functionalization of porous materials by vacuum deposition of polymers. Sigma Laboratories of Arizona, Antonio R Durando, January 2, 2007: US07157117 (16 worldwide citation)

A porous substrate is pretreated in a plasma field and a functionalizing monomer is immediately flash-evaporated, deposited and cured over the porous substrate in a vacuum vapor-deposition chamber. By judiciously controlling the process so that the resulting polymer coating adheres to the surface of ...


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Angelo Yializis, Wolfgang Decker, Michael G Mikhael, Shahid A Pirzada: Electrode for glow-discharge atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment. Sigma Technologies International, Antonio R Durando, Durando Birdwell & Janke, August 27, 2002: US06441553 (14 worldwide citation)

A porous metallic layer is incorporated in one of the electrodes of a plasma treatment system. A plasma gas is injected into the electrode at substantially atmospheric pressure and allowed to diffuse through the porous layer, thereby forming a uniform glow-discharge plasma. The film material to be t ...


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Michael G Mikhael, Angelo Yializis: Thin coating manufactured by vapor deposition of solid oligomers. Sigma Technologies International, Antonio R Durando, August 7, 2001: US06270841 (12 worldwide citation)

A monomer is selected to produce a polymeric film having desirable characteristics for a particular application. The monomer is polymerized under controlled conditions to produce a solid oligomer having those characteristics at a molecular weight suitable for evaporation under vacuum at a temperatur ...


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Michael G Mikhael, Angelo Yializis: Self-healing flexible photonic composites for light sources. Sigma Technologies International, Antonio R Durando, Durando Birdwell & Janke, November 18, 2003: US06649433 (12 worldwide citation)

A heterogeneous blend of small electron-donor organic molecules and polymerizable monomers is flash evaporated to provide a molecular-level vapor-phase mixture, which is then condensed and cured in-line as a homogeneous liquid layer on a flexible web containing an anodic layer. The procedure is repe ...


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Angelo Yializis, Richard E Ellwanger, Michael G Mikhael, Wolfgang Decker, C Barry Johnson, Gale Shipley, Timothy D O&apos Brien: Structures and components thereof having a desired surface characteristic together with methods and apparatuses for producing the same. Asten, Volpe & Koenig PC, September 11, 2001: US06287687 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for plasma modifying a substrate are disclosed along with associated techniques for applying coatings to the substrate. Particular utility has been found using a hollow cathode to generate the plasma along with magnetic focusing means to focus the plasma at the surface of a sub ...