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Stephen C Schulz, Anthony F Chernefsky, Bernard Geaghan: Flexible capacitive touch sensor. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, November 16, 2004: US06819316 (262 worldwide citation)

A flexible, capacitive touch sensor, and a method of manufacturing a plurality of such touch sensors, are provided. The capacitive touch sensor comprises a thin, flexible, transparent, insulating substrate. A thin, flexible, transparent layer of resistive material is applied to one side of the subst ...


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Bernard O Geaghan, Robert S Moshrefzadeh, Craig A Cordeiro, Edward S Hagermoser, James J Hart, Paul M Hatin, Karl P Hauck, Richard A Peterson Jr, Stephen C Schulz, Gordon F Taylor: Touch panel system and method for distinguishing multiple touch inputs. 3M Innovative Properties Company, August 7, 2007: US07254775 (213 worldwide citation)

Touch panel systems and methods are disclosed that can distinguish temporally overlapping touch inputs from single touch inputs so that valid touch position coordinates can be determined. Touch panel systems and methods of the present invention can distinguish overlapping touches by comparing signal ...


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Elisa M Cross, Robert S Moshrefzadeh, Anthony F Chernefsky, Frank J Bottari, Craig A Cordeiro, Stephen C Schulz, Michael J Kardauskas: Touch sensor. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, December 26, 2006: US07154481 (140 worldwide citation)

A touch sensing method and a touch sensing device are described for sensing a location of a touch. When the touch sensing device is touched, a first conductive layer disposed on a supporting layer is deflected toward a second conductive layer. The touch location is determined by sensing the change i ...


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Stephen C Schulz: Sputtering of lithium. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Lerner David Littenburg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 21, 2000: US06039850 (107 worldwide citation)

Lithium is sputtered from a target with a metallic lithium surface using an alternating sputtering potential with a frequency between about 8 and about 120 kHz, preferably about 10-100 kHz or using a DC sputtering potential and a reverse cleaning potential applied intermittently. The process can be ...


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Stephen C Schulz, Lech A Michalski, Hermann N Volltrauer, John E Van Dine: Photovoltaic powering and control system for electrochromic windows. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 25, 2000: US06055089 (90 worldwide citation)

A sealed insulated glass unit is provided with an electrochromic device for modulating light passing through the unit. The electrochromic device is controlled from outside the unit by a remote control electrically unconnected to the device. Circuitry within the unit may be magnetically controlled fr ...


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Stephen C Schulz: Multifunctional multilayer optical film. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, December 19, 2006: US07151532 (51 worldwide citation)

Optical component for use in a touch sensor and method of fabrication of same are disclosed. Optical component includes a multilayer optical film at least some layers of which are fabricated on the same manufacturing line and using the same manufacturing method. Each layer of the multilayer optical ...


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Peter A Sieck, Richard Newcomb, Terry A Trumbly, Stephen C Schulz: Use of multiple anodes in a magnetron for improving the uniformity of its plasma. The BOC Group, David A Draegert, Salvatore P Pace, April 1, 1997: US05616225 (26 worldwide citation)

In one group of embodiments, two or more small anodes are spaced apart from one another in a magnetron, with some aspect of their electrical power being individually controlled in a manner to control a density profile across a plasma. In another group of embodiments, the same effect is obtained by m ...


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Stephen C Schulz, Brian T Cunningham: Biosensor substrate structure for reducing the effects of optical interference. SRU Biosystems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, March 27, 2007: US07197198 (20 worldwide citation)

A biosensor substrate structure is provided that eliminates the effects of optical interference of light reflected from a substrate/air interface with light reflected by the biosensor's active surface by incorporating a roughened or “non-specular” surface on the lower surface of the substrate opposi ...


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Stephen C Schulz: Optimized grating based biosensor and substrate combination. SRU Biosystems, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 17, 2009: US07620276 (17 worldwide citation)

A grating-based biosensor is disclosed where the biosensor is constructed and arranged such that the grating lines of the sensor align with an optical axis of a birefringent substrate, so as to improve resonance peak uniformity. Methods of manufacturing biosensors to provide alignment of the grating ...


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Stephen C Schulz: Sputtering of lithium. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, November 3, 1998: US05830336 (16 worldwide citation)

Lithium is sputtered from a target with a metallic lithium surface using an alternating sputtering potential with a frequency between about 8 and about 120 kHz, preferably about 10-100 kHz. The process can be used to apply lithium to electrochromic materials such as coatings on window glass.