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  • Inventor(s):
    Mark Muldoon, Joan F. Brennecke, Edward J. Maginn, Eric F. V. Scriven, Colin H. McAteer
    Patent Number:
    US 7687513 B2
    Description:

    Disclosed herein are aminopyridinium cations and compositions containing these cations. Piperidino pyridinium cations and compositions containing these cations are also described. Ionic compositions, particularly liquid ionic compositions that contain the aminopyridinium cation or piperidino pyridinium cation are also described. Methods of enhancing the thermal stability of a compound, particularly an ionic compound, using the aminopyridinium or piperidino pyridinium cations, are also present…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Eduardo E. Wolf
    Patent Number:
    US 7659227 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments of the present invention provide catalysts for production of hydrogen from methanol. In an embodiment, a Cu/Zn catalyst may be promoted by Zr and/or Ce, in addition to, in embodiments, Pd or another noble metal. In an embodiment, a chemical composition may have a Cu/Zn base catalyst with a promoter element of Ce, Zr, and/or Pd or another noble metal. Methods of producing hydrogen using such catalysts are also provided.

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  • Inventor(s):
    Zachary Gagnon, Hsueh-Chia Chang
    Patent Number:
    US 7744738 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a method and apparatus for use in rapid particle transportation, separation, focusing, characterization, and release. Dielectrophoresis and electro-osmotic driven fluid convection are used independently or in tandem as the driving forces for particle manipulation and on occasion characterization. Although dielectrophoresis has been acknowledged for decades as a powerful technique for particle manipulation and characterization, long processing times and measureme…

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Ken D. Sauer, Charles A. Bouman, Jiang Hsieh, Jean-Baptiste Thibault
    Patent Number:
    US 7676074 B2
    Description:

    A method for filtering a measurement of density of an object is described. The method includes filtering the measurement of the density and preserving a local average of the measurement and additional measurements when performing the filtering.

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Gary H. Bernstein, Patrick Fay, Wolfgang Porod, Qing Liu
    Patent Number:
    US 7612443 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a quilt packaging system for microchip, a method for making such a quilt packaging system, microchips that may be used in a such a quilt packaging system, and methods for making such microchips.

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Allen H. Simpson, Mark L. La Forest, Alexander Mukasyan, Douglas J. Steinke
    Patent Number:
    US 7588179 B2
    Description:

    Resin-impregnated carbon fiber composites containing metal inserts. Carbon fibers or a carbon fiber preform are bonded to a metal structural member. Once the carbon fiber-metal bond is established, the fiber-metal assembly or hybrid preform is impregnated with resin, to form an article in which bonding between the metal structural member and the composite remainder of the article is greatly enhanced. In a process embodiment, a metal insert, e.g. a steel insert, is provided in contact with par…

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Gary H. Bernstein, Patrick Fay, Wolfgang Porod, Qing Liu
    Patent Number:
    US 7608919 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a quilt packaging system for microchip, a method for making such a quilt packaging system, microchips that may be used in a such a quilt packaging system, and methods for making such microchips.

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Mehul Patel, Thomas C. Corke
    Patent Number:
    US 7624941 B2
    Description:

    The present invention relates to a method of controlling an aircraft, missile, munition or ground vehicle with plasma actuators, and more particularly to controlling fluid flow across their surfaces or other surfaces, which would benefit from such a method. The method includes the design of an aerodynamic plasma actuator for the purpose of controlling airflow separation over a control surface of a aircraft, missile, or a ground vehicle, and more particularly to the method of determining a mod…

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  • Inventor(s):
    Peter M. Kogge
    Patent Number:
    US 7639628 B2
    Description:

    A method that includes activating and deactivating two counts between an active state and not an active state such that no more than one count at a time is in an active state. The method also includes receiving a request packet of information that requires a reply and incrementing the count that is in an active state, and setting a flag in the request packet of information that requires a reply, the flag being set to correspond to the count that is in the active state. The method further incl…

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Peter M. Kogge, Jay B. Brockman, David Tennyson Harper, Burton Smith, Charles David Callahan
    Patent Number:
    US 7584332 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments of the present invention provide a class of computer architectures generally referred to as lightweight multi-threaded architectures (LIMA). Other embodiments may be described and claimed.

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Ken D. Sauer, Charles A. Bouman, Jiang Hsieh, Jean-Baptiste Thibault
    Patent Number:
    US 7327822 B2
    Description:

    A method of reconstructing an image includes combining a two-dimensional forward projection function and a three-dimensional stabilizing function to generate an iterative reconstruction algorithm, and using the obtained iterative reconstruction algorithm to perform a multislice Computed Tomography (CT) reconstruction to generate an image.

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    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Linda Fehr, Steven B. Skaar, Guillermo Del Castillo
    Patent Number:
    US 7383107 B2
    Description:

    A wheelchair navigation system for a motorized wheelchair includes dual cameras, proximity sensors, microphones, and rotation sensors for the wheels. Small markers are placed on the walls of a location or room. The navigation system uses the proximity sensors, rotation sensors and cameras in conjunction with the specialized software to determine where objects or impediments are located in the room and thereby redirect the path of the wheelchair so as to avoid such objects. The wheelchair is w…

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    Patent