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William J Kaiser, Thomas W Kenny, Howard K Rockstad, Joseph K Reynolds, Thomas R Van Zandt: Dual element electron tunneling accelerometer. California Institute of Technology, Leonard Tachner, October 8, 1996: US05563344 (11 worldwide citation)

The use of a dual element approach provides high resolution position sensors based on electron tunneling. This approach allows miniaturization while utilizing the position sensitivity of electron tunneling to give high resolution. The dual-element tunneling structure overcomes the narrow bandwidth l ...


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Thomas W Kenny, William J Kaiser, Judith A Podosek, Erika C Vote, Howard K Rockstad, Joseph K Reynolds: Uncooled tunneling infrared sensor. California Institute of Technology, Leonard Tachner, March 29, 1994: US05298748 (11 worldwide citation)

An uncooled infrared tunneling sensor in which the only moving part is a diaphragm which is deflected into contact with a micromachined silicon tip electrode prepared by a novel lithographic process. Similarly prepared deflection electrodes employ electrostatic force to control the deflection of a s ...


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Roman C Gutierrez, Christopher B Stell, Tony K Tang, Vatche Vorperian, Jaroslava Wilcox, Kirill Shcheglov, William J Kaiser: High resolution and large dynamic range resonant pressure sensor based on Q-factor measurement. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John H Kusmiss, July 11, 2000: US06085594 (10 worldwide citation)

A pressure sensor has a high degree of accuracy over a wide range of pressures. Using a pressure sensor relying upon resonant oscillations to determine pressure, a driving circuit drives such a pressure sensor at resonance and tracks resonant frequency and amplitude shifts with changes in pressure. ...


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William J Kaiser, Eleftherios M Logothetis: Tandem deposition of cermets. Ford Motor Company, Robert D Sanborn, Peter Abolins, May 27, 1986: US04591417 (10 worldwide citation)

A metal and an insulator are alternately deposited on a substrate. The alternate deposition is continued until the desired film thickness of the cermet is obtained, at least one of the metal or insulator materials being deposited in sufficiently small quantities so that only a discontinuous film of ...


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Thomas W Kenny, William J Kaiser, Judith A Podosek, Erika C Vote, Richard E Muller, Paul D Maker: Uncooled tunneling infrared sensor. California Institute of Technology, Leonard Tachner, July 25, 1995: US05436452 (8 worldwide citation)

An uncooled infrared tunneling sensor in which the only moving part is a diaphragm which is deflected into contact with a micromachined silicon tip electrode prepared by a novel lithographic process. Similarly prepared deflection electrodes employ electrostatic force to control the deflection of a s ...


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David C Gelvin, Lewis D Girod, William J Kaiser, Fredric Newberg, Gregory J Pottie, Anton I Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan, William M Merrill: Apparatus for internetworked wireless integrated network sensors (WINS). Borgia Cummins, September 9, 2014: US08832244 (7 worldwide citation)

The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for appli ...


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Eleftherios M Logothetis, William J Kaiser: Method of making a titanium dioxide oxygen sensor element with fast transient response. Ford Motor Company, William E Johnson, Clifford L Sadler, August 20, 1985: US04536241 (6 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of making a titanium dioxide element (20) which can be used as an oxygen sensing element. The method involves the selection of at least a pair of electrically conductive leads (12--12) which resist oxidation at high temperatures. The leads are placed in a positi ...


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William J Kaiser: Circuits for obtaining a voltage reading from a sensing element. Ford Motor Company, William E Johnson, Olin B Johnson, June 4, 1985: US04520653 (6 worldwide citation)

A circuit (10) for obtaining a voltage reading (V.sub.o) from a sensing element is characterized by the following structure. A first circuit (12) connects a first end (14) of a voltage source (16) to a first end (18) of a resistance heater (20). A second circuit (22) connects a second end (24) of th ...


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William J Kaiser, Lawrence Au, Maxim A Batalin, Alexander A Bui, Bruce H Dobkin, Xiaoyu Xu, Brett Jordan, Seth Thomas: Exercise promotion, measurement, and monitoring system. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Haverstock and Owens, August 2, 2016: US09403053 (2 worldwide citation)

An exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing unit is configured to sense information related to at least one crank measurement and to transmit the in ...


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William J Kaiser, Frank J Grunthaner, Michael H Hecht, Lloyd D Bell: Method for fabricating semiconductor devices. California Institute of Technology, Leonard Tachner, February 28, 1995: US05393698 (2 worldwide citation)

A process for fabricating gold/gallium arsenide structures, in situ, on molecular beam epitaxially grown gallium arsenide. The resulting interface proves to be Ohmic, an unexpected result which is interpreted in terms of increased electrode interdiffusion. More importantly, the present invention sur ...