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M Steven Rodgers, Michael S Burg, Brian D Jensen, Samuel L Miller, Stephen M Barnes: Compact electrostatic comb actuator. Sandia Corporation, John P Halimer, October 17, 2000: US06133670 (86 worldwide citation)

A compact electrostatic comb actuator is disclosed for microelectromechanical (MEM) applications. The actuator is based upon a plurality of meshed electrostatic combs, some of which are stationary and others of which are moveable. One or more restoring springs are fabricated within an outline of the ...


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Stephen M Barnes, Samuel L Miller, Brian D Jensen, M Steven Rodgers, Michael S Burg: Microelectromechanical ratcheting apparatus. Sandia Corporation, John P Hohiman, April 3, 2001: US06211599 (37 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical (MEM) ratcheting apparatus is disclosed which includes an electrostatic or thermal actuator that drives a moveable member in the form of a ring gear, stage, or rack. Motion is effected by one or more reciprocating pawls driven by the actuator in a direction that is parallel ...


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Stephen M Barnes, Samuel L Miller, Brian D Jensen, M Steven Rodgers, Michael S Burg: Microelectromechanical ratcheting apparatus. Sandia Corporation, John P Hohimer, November 6, 2001: US06313562 (37 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical (MEM) ratcheting apparatus is disclosed which includes an electrostatic or thermal actuator that drives a moveable member in the form of a ring gear, stage, or rack. Motion is effected by one or more reciprocating pawls driven by the actuator in a direction that is parallel ...


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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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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, Paul Jackson McWhorter, Murray Steven Rodgers, Jeffry J Sniegowski, Stephen M Barnes: Microelectromechanical apparatus for elevating and tilting a platform. Timothy D Stanley, Sandia National Laboratories, December 6, 2001: US20010048265-A1 (5 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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Stephen M Barnes, Aaron B Kennington: Contact sensing probe and methods of use for microplate liquid sampling. Intellicyt, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 24, 2017: US09797917

An apparatus and method for detecting microplate well surface contact and setting standoff is provided. The apparatus may include a sample probe, coupled to a spring-loaded carriage, and a sensor configured to detect when the sample probe is in contact with a surface. The sample probe is moved towar ...


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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 National Laboratories, November 21, 2002: US20020171327-A1

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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James P Koonmen, Norman F Smith, Jeffry J Sniegowski, Stephen M Barnes, Paul J McWhorter, M Steven Rodgers: System and method for treating glaucoma. Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, February 16, 2006: US20060036207-A1

An integral conduit (407) in the formed of stepped tubing defines at least part of a drainage flow path (408/408′) that accommodates a flow rate of at least about 0.15 microliters/minute/mm2/mm-Hg out of the anterior chamber (284) of the eye (266). One or more flow modules (415) may be disposed with ...


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M Steven Rodgers, Norman F Smith, Jeffry J Sniegowski, Stephen M Barnes, Paul J McWhorter: MEMS flow module with pivoting-type baffle. Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, August 3, 2006: US20060173399-A1

Various embodiments of MEMS flow modules that regulate flow or pressure by the pivoting or pivoting-like movement of a flow regulating or controlling structure are disclosed. One such MEMS flow module (40) has a flow regulating structure (62) including a plurality of baffles (66) and a flow plate (5 ...