Selected Patents

Topics:

Sensing

Phenomenology

(no patents at this time)

Detection

E. Schwoebel, J. Harper, M. Petrovick, F. Nargi, M. Hollis, B. Johnson, J. Lacirignola, R. Mathews, K. Hogan, T. Vian, A. Heff, M. Hennessy, S. Palchaudhuri, and T. Rider, U. S. Patent 9,291,549, "Pathogen Detection Biosensor", 2016.

M. Switkes and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 9,316,593 "Retroreflectors for Remote Detection", 2016.

J. Kelley, R.R. Kunz, and A. Ostrinskaya, U. S. Patent Appl. 2015/024560, "Reagents for enhanced detection of low volatility analytes," 2015.

K. Gregory, R.R. Kunz, and M. Sworin, U.S. Patent Appl. US20150004710, "Reagents for oxidizer-based chemical detection," 2013.

K. Gregory and R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent Appl. 20140030816, "Reagent impregnated swipe for chemical detection," 2012.

J.J. Zayhowski, M. Rothschild, C.M. Wynn, and R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 8,198,095, "Detection of materials via nitrogen oxide," 2012.

M. Rothschild, C.M. Wynn, J.J. Zayhowski, and R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 7,955,855, "Detection of materials via nitrogen oxide," 2011.

R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 7,687,276, "Method of detecting analyte vaporized from sample with low-power UV radiation," 2010.

W.D. Herzog, U.S. Patent 8274655 B2, "Method and system for in situ aerosol thermo-radiometric analysis," 2010.

S. Berry, A. Goyette, R. Hoffeld, and J. Pitts, U.S. Patent 7,435,963, "Flow cell and methods of thereof," 2008.

W.D. Herzog, U.S. Patent 20090316138 A1, "Method and instrumentation for determining a physical property of a particle," 2008.

E. Schwoebel, J. Harper, M.S. Petrovick, F.E. Nargi, T.H. Rider, K.E. Hogan, R.H. Mathews, J. Lacirignola, M. Hennessy, T.R. Vian, R.M. Joseph, R.S. Uttaro, S. Berry, B. Johnson, and M.A. Hollis, U.S. Patent 7,422,860, "Optoelectronic detection system," 2008.

W.D. Herzog, G.G. Cappiello, V. Daneu, R.H. Hoffeld, T.H. Jeys, A. Sanchez-Rubio, and S. Tysk, World Patent WO2007136818 A3, "Method and apparatus for simultaneously measuring a three-dimensional position of a particle in a flow," 2007.

R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 7,687,276, "Chemical sampler and method," 2005.

M.W. Geis, R.R. Kunz, and M.B. Stern, U.S. Patent 6,413,781, "Thermophoretic pump and concentrator," 2002.

R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 6,239,428, "Ion mobility spectrometer and methods," 2001.

T.H. Jeys and A. Sanchez, U.S. Patent 6194731 B1, "Bio-particle fluorescence detector," 1998.

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Materials

Plasmonics and Metamaterials

K. Diest, V. Liberman, and M. Rothschild, U. S. Patent Appl. 2014/063876, "Optical filters with engineered birefringence," 2014.

V. Liberman and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 8,345,364, "Optical limiting using plasmonically enhancing nanoparticles," 2013.

Functional Materials

(no patents at this time)

Thin-Film Processing

M. Rothschild, D.J. Ehrlich, and J.G. Black, U.S. Patent 5,143,894, "Formation and high resolution patterning of superconductors," 1992.

M. Rothschild, J.G. Black, and D.J. Ehrlich, U.S. Patent 4,888,203, "Hydrolysis-induced vapor deposition of oxide films," 1989.

D.J. Ehrlich and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 4,868,005, "Method and apparatus for photodeposition of films on surfaces," 1989.

D.J. Ehrlich and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 4,834,834, "Laser photochemical etching using surface halogenation," 1989.

D.J. Ehrlich and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 4,748,045, "Method and apparatus for photodeposition of films on surfaces," 1988.

D.J. Ehrlich, C. Arnone, and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 4,668,528, "Method and apparatus of photodeposition of films on surfaces," 1987.

Microelectronic Devices

C.K. Chen, R.N. Rabindar, M. Gouker, C. L. Keast, S. A. Vitale, K. Warner, and D.W. Yost, U. S. Patent Appl. 2015/044608, "Interconnect structures for assembly of multi-layer semiconductor devices," 2015.

C.K. Chen, R.N. Rabindar, M. Gouker, C. L. Keast, S. A. Vitale, K. Warner, and D.W. Yost, U. S. Patent Appl. 2015/044651, "Interconnect structures for assembly of semiconductor structures including at least one integrated circuit structure," 2015.

C.K. Chen, R.N. Rabindar, M. Gouker, C. L. Keast, S. A. Vitale, K. Warner, and D.W. Yost, U. S. Patent Appl. 2015/044679, "Semiconductor structures for assembly in multi-layer semiconductor devices including at least one semiconductor structure," 2015.

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Microfluidics

J. Levitan, M.J. Bazant, M. Schmidt, and T. Thorsen, U.S. Patent 7,691,244, "Microfluidic pumps and mixers driven by induced-charge electroosmosis," 2010.

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Microsystems

S.R. Berry, C.O. Bozler, D. Bryant, H.R. Clark, Jr., J.B. Muldavin, and R.K. Reich, U. S. Patent Appl. 2015/048550, "Systems, methods, and apparatus for sensitive thermal imaging," 2015.

C.O. Bozler, C.D. Cherry, J.B. Muldavin, R.O. Ouedraogo, E.B. Phelps, and T.A. Thorsen, U. S. Patent Appl. 2015/050086, "Miniature ultra-wideband multifunctional antennas and related techniques," 2015.

M. Fee, J. Kedzierski, J. Muldavin, B. Rapaport, R. Sarpeshkar, and T. Thorsen, U. S. Patent Appl. 2014/38090, "A flexible and implantable glucose fuel cell," 2014.

M.W. Geis, T.H. Fedynyshyn, S.J. Deneault, K.E. Krohn, T.M. Lyszczarz, and M.F. Marchant, U.S. Patent 7,443,090, "Surface-emission cathodes having cantilevered electrodes," 2008.

C. Bozler, S. Berry, J. Muldavin, and C. Keast, U.S. Patent 7,218,191 "Micro-electro mechanical switch designs," 2007.

M. Rothschild and A.R. Forte, U.S. Patent 5,435,887, "Methods for the fabrication of microstructure arrays," 1995.

J.C. Huang, M. Rothschild, B.E. Burke, D.J. Ehrlich, and B.B. Kosicki, U.S. Patent 5,198,881, "Barrier layer device processing," 1993.

M.W. Geis, M. Rothschild, and D.J. Ehrlich, U.S. Patent 5,002,899, "Electrical contacts on diamond," 1991.

D.C. Flanders, P.S. Whitney, M. Masghati, L.M. Racz, Mounting and Alignment Structures for Optical Components, Int. Pub. WO 01/37023 A2, 25 May 2001.

M. Masghati, L.M. Racz, R.L. Payer, D.C. Flanders, Bonder Chuck and Optical Component Mounting Structure Interface, US 6,404,567 B2, 11 June 2002.

M. Masghati, L.M. Racz, R.L. Payer, D.C. Flanders, Bonder Chuck and Optical Component Mounting Structure Interface, Int. Pub. WO 01/67149 A2, 11 June 2002.

D.C. Flanders, P.S. Whitney, L.M. Racz, M. Masghati, Optical Fiber Active Alignment Using Support Device with Plastic Deformation, European Patent No. 00991855.8-2205-US0031176, 19 June 2002.

S.A. Uhland, L.M. Racz, S.M. Davis, S.R. Shanfield, D.W. White, Systems and Methods for High-Density Multicomponent Modules, US 7,727,806, 1 June 2010.  Winner of Draper Laboratory Best Patent Award

L.M. Racz, G.B. Tepolt, J.C. Thompson, T.A. Langdo, A. Mueller, Electronic Modules and Methods for Forming the Same,” US 8,017,451 B2, 13 September, 2012.

L.M. Racz, G.B. Tepolt, J.C. Thompson, T.L. Langdo, A.J. Mueller, Interposers, Electronic Modules, and Methods for Forming the Same US 8,273,603 B2, 25 September, 2012.

L.M. Racz, G.B. Tepolt, J.C. Thompson, T.L. Langdo, A.J. Mueller, “Electronic Modules and Methods for Forming the Same,” US 8,535,984 B2, 17 September, 2013. Winner of Draper Laboratory Best Patent Award

Lithography

Photoresists

T.H. Fedynyshyn and R. Kingsborough, U.S. Patent 8,551,566, "Directed materials assembly," 2013.

T.H. Fedynyshyn and R.B. Goodman, U.S. Patent 8,323,866, "Inorganic resist sensitizer," 2012.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 8,158,338, "Resist sensitizer," 2012.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 8,110,339, "Multi-tone resist compositions," 2011.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 7,153,630, "Resist with reduced line edge roughness," 2006.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,936,398, "Resist with reduced line edge roughness," 2005.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,913,865, "Surface modified encapsulated inorganic resist," 2005.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,872,504, "High sensitivity X-ray photoresist," 2005.

T.M. Bloomstein, R.R. Kunz, and S.T. Palmacci, U.S. Patent 6,833,234, "Stereolithographic patterning with variable size exposure areas," 2004.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,815,145, "Resist materials for 157-nm lithography," 2004.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, R.R. Kunz, M. Sworin, and R. Sinta, U.S. Patent 6,794,109, "Low absorbing resists for 157 nm lithography," 2004.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,783,914, "Encapsulated inorganic resists," 2004.

T.M. Bloomstein, R.R. Kunz, and S.T. Palmacci, U.S. Patent 6,777,170, "Stereolithographic patterning by variable dose light delivery," 2004.

T.M. Bloomstein, R.R. Kunz, and S.T. Palmacci, U.S. Patent 6,730,256, "Stereolithographic patterning with interlayer surface modifications," 2004.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,680,157, "Resist methods and materials for UV and electron-beam lithography with reduced outgassing," 2004.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 6,468,712, "Resist materials for 157-nm lithography," 2002.

Optical Materials

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 7,745,102, "Immersion fluids for lithography," 2010.

T.H. Fedynyshyn, U.S. Patent 7,622,246, "Contrast enhancing layers," 2009.

R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 5,891,959, "Polymeric antireflective compounds," 1999.

R.R. Kunz, U.S. Patent 5,597,959, "Polymeric antireflective compounds," 1997.

Exposure Systems

T M. Bloomstein, M. Switkes, and M. Rothschild, U.S. Patent 6,641,268, "Interferometric projection system," 2003.

 

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