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Mark Zdeblick, Thomas R Albrecht: Integrated scanning tunneling microscope. The Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Jr University, Ronald Craig Fish, March 6, 1990: US04906840 (130 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed herein an integrated scanning tunneling microscope and an integrated piezoelectric transducer and methods for making both. The device consists of one or two arm piezoelectric bimorph cantilevers formed by micromachining using standard integrated circuit processing steps. These can ...


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Thomas R Albrecht, Harry J Mamin, Daniel Rugar: High density data storage system with topographic contact sensor. International Business Machines Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, July 16, 1996: US05537372 (110 worldwide citation)

A high density data storage system includes a rotatable storage medium mounted to rotate about a drive axis, the storage medium having formed thereon a surface topography defining machine readable information. The storage system further includes a high resolution contact sensor having a cantilever a ...


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Mark Zdeblick, Thomas R Albrecht: Method of making an integrated scanning tunneling microscope. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr University, Ronald C Fish, July 14, 1992: US05129132 (77 worldwide citation)

An integrated scanning tunneling microscope and an integrated piezoelectric transducer and methods for making both. The device consists of one or two arm piezoelectric bimorph cantilevers formed by micromachining using standard integrated circuit processing steps. These cantilevers are attached to t ...


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Mark J Zdeblick, Thomas R Albrecht: Microfabricated microscope assembly. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 14, 1991: US05015850 (69 worldwide citation)

A microfabricated microscope assembly including a piezoelectric bimorph cantilever arm mounted at one end to a first substrate. The free end of the canitlever arm has a tip mounted thereto for scanning a scanned surface mounted on a second substrate. The cantilever arm and the substrate are configur ...


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Thomas R Albrecht, Shinya Akamine, Thomas E Carver, Mark J Zdeblick: Method of forming microfabricated cantilever stylus with integrated pyramidal tip. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, June 22, 1993: US05221415 (66 worldwide citation)

A dielectric cantilever arm stylus with an integrally formed pyramidal tip is provided. The tip is molded in a pyramidal pit etched in a later-removed (100) silicon substrate. An integrally-formed cantilever arm is also formed as the tip is being formed. Various thin film materials form the cantilev ...


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Thomas R Albrecht, Shinya Akamine, Mark J Zdeblick: Microfabricated cantilever stylus with integrated conical tip. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 6, 1990: US04968585 (65 worldwide citation)

A cantilever stylus with an integrally formed conical tip is provided for atomic force microscopy AFM. The method for forming a stylus includes forming a circular masking pattern on the surface of a silicon substrate and anisotropically etching the silicon to form a post under the masking pattern. T ...


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Shinya Akamine, Thomas R Albrecht, Thomas E Carver: Microminiature cantilever stylus. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, July 24, 1990: US04943719 (60 worldwide citation)

Integral sharp tips on thin film cantilevers are produced by forming a rectangular silicon post on a (100) silicon wafer. Etching the top of the post leaves sharp silicon tips at the corners of what remains of the silicon post. A silicon dioxide cantilever with an integral tip is thermally grown ove ...


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Mark Zdeblick, Thomas R Albrecht: Method of making an integrated scanning tunneling microscope. Stanford University, Ronald C Fish, April 3, 1990: US04912822 (46 worldwide citation)

An integrated scanning tunneling microscope and an integrated piezoelectric transducer and methods for making both. The device consists of one or two arm piezoelectric bimorph cantilevers formed by micromachining using standard integrated circuit processing steps. These cantilevers are attached to t ...


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Thomas R Albrecht, Moris M Dovek, John S Foster, Andrew M Homola, Timothy C O Sullivan: Liquid-bearing data recording disk file with transducer carrier having rear ski pad at the head-disk interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Thomas R Berthold, November 30, 1993: US05267104 (44 worldwide citation)

A data recording disk file of the liquid-bearing type has an improved head-disk interface provided in by a transducer carrier with new properties. The carrier supports a conventional head for reading and writing data to the disk. The carrier has an air-bearing surface near its front end, a ski pad n ...


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Thomas R Albrecht, Charles A Brown, Gurinder P Singh, Herman Russell Wendt: Magnetic recording disk drive with self-limiting wearable contact pad air-bearing slider in hermetically sealed environment. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands, Thomas R Berthold, July 13, 2004: US06762909 (44 worldwide citation)

A magnetic recording disk drive has self-limiting wear contact type air-bearing sliders that support the read/write heads. The magnetic elements of the read/write head extend into and are surrounded by a wearable pad that protrudes beyond the air-bearing surface of the slider. The end of the protrus ...