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Samuel Lee Miller, Paul Jackson McWhorter, Murray Steven Rodgers, Stephen Matthew Barnes, Jeffry Joseph Sniegowski: Single chip optical cross connect. MEMX, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, October 28, 2003: US06640023 (51 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a free space optical cross connect for switching optical signals between a plurality of optical signal ports to/from the switch interface. In one embodiment, a single chip 2N OXC (


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Murray Steven Rodgers: Non-linear actuator suspension for microelectromechanical systems. MEMX, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, March 16, 2004: US06707176 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention is generally directed to a method and assembly for supporting an actuation apparatus (e.g. a movable electrostatic comb) of a microelectromechanical (MEM) system. A suspension assembly of the present invention generally resists actuation forces inherent to electrostatically con ...


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Samuel Lee Miller, Stephen Matthew Barnes, Murray Steven Rodgers: Method for operating a microelectromechanical system using a stiff coupling. Memx, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, March 8, 2005: US06864618 (47 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical system is disclosed that uses a stiff tether between an actuator assembly and a lever that is interconnected with an appropriate substrate such that a first end of the lever may move relative to the substrate, depending upon the direction of motion of the actuator assembly. ...


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Samuel Lee Miller, Paul Jackson McWhorter, Murray Steven Rodgers, Jeffry J Sniegowski, Stephen M Barnes: Microelectromechanical apparatus for elevating and tilting a platform. Sandia Corporation, John P Hohimer, April 8, 2003: US06545385 (25 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical (MEM) apparatus is disclosed which has a platform that can be elevated above a substrate and tilted at an arbitrary angle using a plurality of flexible members which support the platform and control its movement. Each flexible member is further controlled by one or more MEM ...


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Murray Steven Rodgers: Particle filter for partially enclosed microelectromechanical systems. Memx, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, March 9, 2004: US06703675 (17 worldwide citation)

A particle filter for a partially enclosed microelectromechanical systems that include a substrate material having at least one micro-device formed thereon. The particle filter includes a first structural layer forming a filter bottom and a second structural layer forming a filter wall. The filter b ...


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Samuel Lee Miller, Murray Steven Rodgers: Apparatus to position a microelectromechanical platform. Sandia Corporation, Kevin W Bieg, September 23, 2003: US06624548 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a microelectromechanical positioner to achieve substantially translational positioning of a platform without rotational motion, thereby maintaining a constant angular orientation of the platform during movement. A linkage mechanism of the positioner can comprise paral ...


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Samuel Lee Miller, Paul Jackson McWhorter, Murray Steven Rodgers, Jeffry J Sniegowski, Stephen M Barnes: Microelectromechanical apparatus for elevating and tilting a platform. Sandia Corporation, John P Hohimer, July 6, 2004: US06759787 (12 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical (MEM) apparatus is disclosed which has a platform that can be elevated above a substrate and tilted at an arbitrary angle using a plurality of flexible members which support the platform and control its movement. Each flexible member is further controlled by one or more MEM ...


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Samuel Lee Miller, Stephen Matthew Barnes, Murray Steven Rodgers: Microelectromechanical system and method for producing displacement multiplication. MEMX, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, January 18, 2005: US06844657 (11 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical system is disclosed that provides amplified movement without requiring the use of a displacement multiplier. Generally, a lever or the like is interconnected with a substrate on which the system is fabricated at a first location, while a free end of the lever is able to move ...


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Stephen Matthew Barnes, Samuel Lee Miller, Murray Steven Rodgers: Multi-level shielded multi-conductor interconnect bus for MEMS. MEMX, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, June 8, 2004: US06747340 (6 worldwide citation)

A multi-level shielded multi-conductor interconnect bus for use in interconnecting MEM devices with control signal sources and a method of fabricating a multi-level shielded multi-conductor interconnect bus are disclosed. In one embodiment, a multi-level shielded interconnect bus (


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