Faculty Patents

Patents of the Woodruff School Faculty

Faculty NameNumber
Title
Date
Abdel-Khalik, Said5,045,275Gaseous Reactor Control SystemSeptember 3, 1991
 5,558,845A Film Pump For Applying a Monolayer Film Over WaterSeptember 24, 1996
 6,374,909Electrode Arrangement for Electrohydrodynamic Enhancement of Heat and Mass TransferApril 23, 2002
Aidun, Cyris K.5,354,376Flotation Coating Device for Traveling WebsOctober 11, 1994
 5,366,551Coating Device for Traveling WebsNovember 22, 1994
 5,688,325Coating Device for Traveling WebsNovember 18, 1997
 5,792,321Methods and Apparatus to Enhance Paper and Board Forming QualitiesAugust 11, 1998
 5,820,674Vortex-Free Coating Device for Traveling WebsOctober 13, 1998
 5,876,564Methods and Apparatus to Enhance Paper and Board Forming QualitiesMarch 2 1999
 6,153,057Methods and Apparatus to Enhance Paper and Board Forming QualitiesNovember 28, 2000
 6,368,460Method and Apparatus to Enhance Paper and Board Forming QualitiesApril 9, 2002
 7.745.204 B1Automation of Biological Sample AliquotingJune 29, 2010
Bair, Scott4,347,643Power Assist Drive Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Power Assist Drive System ThereforSeptember 7, 1982
 4,349,130Liquid Metering PumpSeptember 14, 1982
 4,391,018Vacuum Cleaner With Wheel and Nozzle Height Adjusting MechanismJuly 5, 1983
 4,998,228Drinking Water FilterMarch 5, 1991
 5,562,692Fluid Jet Surgical Cutting ToolOctober 8, 1996
 5,643,299Hydrojet Apparatus for Refractive SurgeryJuly 1, 1997
 5,735,815Method of Using Fluid Jet Surgical Cutting ToolApril 7, 1998
 5,853,384Fluid Jet Surgical Cutting Tool and Aspiration DeviceDecember 29, 1998
 5,865,790Method and Apparatus for Thermal Phacoemulsification by Fluid ThrottlingFebruary 21, 1999
 6,126,668MicrokeratomeOctober 3, 2000
 6,527,766Instrument and Method for Phacoemulsification by Direct Thermal IrradiationMarch 4, 2003
Berthelot, Yves5,477,324Method and Apparatus for Detecting Surface Wave Vector Dynamics Using Three Beams of Coherent LightDecember 19, 1995
 5,814,730Material Characteristic Testing Method and Apparatus Using Interferometry to Detect Ultrasonic Signals in a WebSeptember 29, 1998
Book, Wayne4,235,437Robotic Exercise Machine and MethodNovember 25, 1980
 5,704,253Trajectory Guidance Apparatus and MethodJanuary 6, 1998
 5,946,449Precision Apparatus with Non-Rigid, Imprecise Structure, and Method for Operating SameAugust 31, 1999
 6,078,844Optimal Arbitrary Time-Delay (OAT) Filter and Method to Minimize Unwanted System DynamicsJune 20, 2000
 6,836,736Digital Clay Apparatus and MethodDecember 28, 2004
Colton, Jonathan5,160,674Microcellular Foams Of Semi-Crystaline Polymeric MaterialsNovember 3, 1992
 5,198,281Non-Woven Flexible Multiply Towpreg FabricMarch 30, 1993
 5,296,064Flexible Multiply Towpreg Tape from Powder Fusion Coated Towpreg and Method for Production ThereofMarch 22, 1994
 5,409,757Flexible Multiply Towpreg Tape From Powder Fusion Coated TowpregApril 25, 1995
 6,036,269Collapsible FootstoolMarch 14, 2000
Crittenden, Tom6,554,607Combustion-Driven Jet ActuatorApril 29, 2003
Cunefare, Kenneth6,447,718Apparatus and Associated Method for Decontaminating Contaminated Matter with Ultrasonic Transient CavitationSeptember 10, 2002
 7,102,474Adaptable Vibration Absorber Employing a Magnetorheological Elastomer with Variable Gap Length and Methods and Systems ThereforeSeptember 5, 2006
Danyluk, Steven5,661,113Near Net Shape Processing of Continuous Lengths of Superconducting WireAugust 26, 1997
 5,974,869Non-Vibrating Capacitance Probe for Wear MonitoringNovember 2, 1999
 6,679,117Ionization Contact Potential Difference GyroscopeJanuary 20, 2004
 6,717,413Contact Potential Difference Ionization DetectorApril 6, 2004
 7,019,654Contact Potential Difference Sensor to Monitor Oil PropertiesMarch 28, 2006
 RE29,803Non-Vibrating Capacitance Probe for Wear MonitoringSeptember 4, 2007
Das, Suman 6,355,086Method and Apparatus for Making Components by Direct Laser ProessingMarch 12, 2002
 6,676,892Directt Selective Laser Sintering of MetalsJanuary 13, 2004
 7,509,240Solid Freeform Fabrication of Structurally Engineered Multifunctional DevicesMarch 24, 2009
Degertekin, F. Levent6,019,000In-Situ Measurement of Deposition on Reactor Chamber MembersFebruary 1, 2000
 6,026,688Ultrasonic Photoresist Process Monitor and MethodFebruary 22, 2000
 6,070,468Micromachined Ultrasonic Leaky Wave Air TransducersJune 6, 2000
 6,250,161Ultrasonic Photoresist Process Monitor and MethodJune 26, 2001
 6,262,946Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer Arrays with Reduced Cross-CouplingJuly 17, 2001
 6,295,247Micromachined Rayleigh, Lamb, and Bulk Wave Capacitive Ultrasonic TransducersSeptember 25, 2001
 6,430,109Array of Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer Elements with Through Wafer Via ConnectionsAugust 6, 2002
 6,493,288Wide Frequency Band Micromachined Capacitive Microphone/Hydrophone and MethodDecember 10, 2002
 6,567,572Optical Displacement SensorMay 20, 2003
 6,643,025Microinterferometer for Distance MeasurementsNovember 4, 2003
 6,694,817Method and Apparatus for the Ultrasonic Actuation of the Cantilever of a Probe-Based InstrumentFebruary 24, 2004
 6,753,969Microinterferometer for Measuring Distance with Improved SensititivityJune 22, 2004
 6,779,387Method and Apparatus for the Ultrasonic Actuation of the Cantilever of a Probe-Based InstrumentAugust 24, 2004
 6,853,041Micromachined Coupled Capacitor DevicesFebruary 8, 2005
 6,854,338Fluidic Device with Integrated cMUT'sFebruary 15, 2005
 7,068,377System and Method for Surface ProfilingJune 27, 2006
 7,107,825Method and Apparatus for the Actuation of the Cantilever of a Probe-Based InstrumentSeptember 19, 2006
 7,116,430Highly-Sensitive Displacement-measuring Optical DeviceOctober 3, 2006
 7,208,727Electrospray Systems and MethodsApril 24, 2007
 7,312,440Integrated Micro Fuel Processor and Flow Delivery InfrastructureDecember 25, 2007
 7,395,698Three-Dimensional Nanoscale Metrology with FIRAT ProbeJuly 8, 2008
 7,411,182Reverse-Taylor-Cone Ionization Systems and Methods of Use ThereofAugust 12, 2008
 7,440,117Highly-sensitive Displacement-measuring Optical DeviceOctober 21, 2008
 7,441,447Methods of Imaging in Probe MicroscopyOctober 28, 2008
 7,461,543Overlay Measurement Methods with Firat Based Probe MicroscopeDecember 9, 2008
 7,485,847Displacement Sensor Employing Discrete Light Pulse DetectionFebruary 3, 2009
  7,518,737Displacement-measuring Optical Device with OrificeApril 14, 2009
 7,552,625Force Sensing Integrated Readout and Active Tip Based Probe Microscope SystemsJuly 7, 2009
 7,557,342Electrospray Systems and MethodsJuly 7, 2009
 7,704,743Electrosonic Cell Manipulation Device and Method of Use ThereofApril 27, 2010
 7,714,274Integrated Micro Fuel Processor and Flow Delivery InfrastructureMay 11, 2010
 7,880,148Reverse-Taylor Cone Ionization Systems and Methods of Use ThereofFebruary 1, 2011
Dickerson, Stephen5,146,340Image Data Reading and Processing ApparatusSeptember 8, 1992
 5,946,449Precision Apparatus with Non-Rigid, Imprecise Structure, and Method for Operating SameAugust 31, 1999
Fedorov, Andrei7,208,727Electrospray Systems and MethodsApril 24, 2007
 7,411,182Reverse-Taylor-Cone Ionization Systems and Methods of Use ThereofAugust 12, 2008
 7,442,927Scanning Ion Probe Systems and Method of Use ThereofOctober 28, 2008
 7,532,467Thermal Management Devices, Systems, and MethodsMay 12, 2009
 7,545,644Nano-Patch Thermal Management Devices, Methods, and SystemsJune 9, 2009
 7,552,625Force Sensing Integrated Readout and Active Tip Based Probe Microscope SystemsJuly 7, 2009
 7,557,342Electrospray Systems and MethodsJuly 7, 2009
 7,595,487Confining/Focusing Vortex Flow Transmission Structure, Mass Spectrometry Systems, and Methods of Transmitting Particles, Droplets, and IonsSeptember 9, 2009
 7,669,428Vortex Tube Refrigeration Systems and MethodsMarch 2, 2010
 7,704,743Electrosonic Cell Manipulation Device and Method of Use ThereofApril 27, 2010
 7,705,299Scanning Ion Probe Systems and Methods of Use ThereofApril 27, 2010
 7,714,274Integrated Micro Fuel Processor and Flow Delivery InfrastructureMay 11, 2010
 7,880,148Reverse-Taylor Cone Ionization Systems and Methods of Use ThereofFebruary 1, 2011
Garcia, Andres6,413,538Bioactive Glass or Ceramic Substrates Having Bound Cell Adhesion MoleculesJuly 2, 2002
Garimella, Srinivas5,289,698Modular Nested Vapor Compression Heat Pump for Automotive ApplicationsMarch 1, 1994
 5,572,884Heat PumpNovember 12, 1996
 5,704,417Perforated Fin Heat and Mass Transfer DeviceJanuary 6, 1998
 6,802,364Method and Means for Miniaturization of Binary-Fluid Heat and Mass ExchangersOctober 12, 2004
Glezer, Ari5,040,560Method And Apparatus for Controlled Modification of Fluid FlowAugust 20, 1991
 5,712,626Remotely-Operated Self-Contained Electronic Lock Security System AssemblyJanuary 27, 1998
 5,758,823Synthetic Jet Actuator and Applications ThereofJune 2, 1998
 5,894,990Synthetic Jet Actuator and Applications ThereofApril 20, 1999
 5,933,086Remotely-Operated Self-Contained Electronic Lock Security System AssemblyAugust 3, 1999
 5,957,413Modifications of Fluid Flow About Bodies and Surfaces with Synthetic Jet ActuatorsSeptember 28, 1999
 5,988,522Synthetic Jet Actuators for Modifying the Direction of Fluid FlowsNovember 23, 1999
 6,056,204Synthetic Jet Actuators for Mixing ApplicationsMay 2, 2000
 6,107,934Remotely Operated Self-Contained Electronic Lock Security System AssemblyAugust 22, 2000
 6,109,222Miniature Reciprocating Combustion-Driven MachineryAugust 29, 2000
 6,123,145Synthetic Jet Actuators for Cooling Heated Bodies and EnvironmentsSeptember 26, 2000
 6,247,525Vibration Induced AtomizersJune 19, 2001
 6,297,725Remotely-Operated Self-Contained Electronic Lock Security System AssemblyOctober 2, 2001
 6,412,732Apparatus and Method for Enhancement of Aerodynamic Performance by Using Pulse Excitation ControlJuly 2, 2002
 6,457,654Micromachined Synthetic Jet Actuators and Applications ThereofOctober 1, 2002
 6,554,607Combustion-Driven Jet ActuatorApril 29, 2003
 6,588,497System and Method for Thermal Management by Synthetic Jet Ejector Channel Cooling TechniquesJuly 8, 2003
 6,836,736Digital Clay Apparatus and MethodDecember 28, 2004
Gole, James L.4,945,546Purely Chemical Process Yielding Continuous Laser Amplification in the Visible and Ultraviolet Spectral RangesJuly 31, 1990
 4,951,297Chemical Process Yielding Stimulated Emission of Visible Radiation via Fast Near Resonant Energy TransferAugust 21, 1990
 5,020,071Chemical Process Yielding Stimulating Emission of Visible Radiation via Fast Near Resonant Energy TransferMay 28, 1991
 5,050,182Chemical Process Yielding Stimulated Emission of Visible Radiation via Fast Near Resonant Energy TransferSeptember 17, 1991
 5,093,836Purely Chemical Process Yielding Continuous Laser Amplification in the Visible and Ultraviolet Spectral RangesMarch 3, 1992
 6,010,750Method and Apparatus for Lithiating AlloysJanuary 4, 2000
 6,203,852Method and Apparatus for Lithiating AlloysMarch 20, 2001
 6,893,892Porous Gas Sensors and Method of Preparation ThereofMay 17, 2005
Graham, S.6,772,776Apparatus for in Situ Cleaning of Carbon Contaminated SurfacesAugust 10, 2004
Green, Itzhak5,487,550Secondary Gas/Liquid Mechanical Seal AssemblyJanuary 30, 1996
Guldberg, Robert7,416,884Bioreactor and Methods for Tissue Growth and ConditioningAugust 26, 2008
Hesketh, Peter5,087,312Thermopile Having Reduced Thermal NoiseFebruary 11, 1992
 5,163,328Miniature Pressure Sensor and Pressure Sensor ArraysNovember 17, 1992
 5,277,067Miniature Pressure Sensor and Pressure Sensor ArraysJanuary 11, 1994
 5,567,301Antibody Covalently Bound Film ImmunobiosensorOctober 22, 1996
 6,893,892Porous Gas Sensors and Method of Preparation ThereofMay 17, 2005
 6,328,279Miniature Electrically Operated Diaphragm ValveDecember 11, 2001
 6,455,352Pin Array Assembly and Method of ManufactureSeptember 24, 2002
Jacob, Karl5,286,557Composite Sheet Moldable MaterialFebruary 15, 1994
Jeter, Sheldon4,015,551Tufting NeedleApril 5, 1977
 4,027,792Loop Forming ChainJune 7, 1977
 5,558,845A Film Pump for Applying a Monolayer Film Over WaterSeptember 24, 1996
 6,374,909Electrode Arrangement for Electrohydrodynamic Enhancement of Heat and Mass TransferApril 23, 2002
Joshi, Yogendra7,532,467Thermal Management Devices, Systems, and MethodsMay 12, 2009
Ku, David4,954,519Isocoumarins with Basic Substituents as Serine Proteases Inhibitors, Anticoagulants and Anti-Inflammatory AgentsSeptember 4, 1990
 5,438,992Flow-Induced Artifact Elimination in Magnetic Resonance ImagesAugust 8, 1995
 5,521,502Flow Differentiation Scheme for Magnetic Resonance AngiographyMay 28, 1996
 5,756,044Apparatus and Method for Treating Articles in Solution with Effervescent TabletsMay 26, 1998
 5,981,826Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) CryogelNovember 9, 1999
 6,377,832System and Method for Analyzing a Medical ImageApril 23, 2002
Lackey, Jack4,376,792Method for Primary Containment of Cesium WastesMarch 15, 1983
 3,889,631Means for Effecting Fluidization in Pyrolytic Carbon Coating ProcessesJune 17, 1975
 4,068,015Process to Minimize Cracking of Pyrolytic Carbon CoatingsJanuary 10, 1978
 4,227,081Method of Evaluating the Integrity of the Outer Carbon Layer of Trisco-Coated Reactor Fuel ParticlesOctober 7, 1980
 4,276,063Gas Scrubbing LiquidsJune 30, 1981
 4,459,338Method of Deposition of Silicon Carbide Layers on Substrates and ProductJuly 10, 1984
 4,481,134Method for Forming Microspheres for Encapsulation of Nuclear WasteNovember 6, 1984
 4,580,524Process for the Preparation of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites by Chemical Vapor DepositionApril 8, 1986
 4,598,024Dispersion Toughened Ceramic Composites and Method for Making SameJuly 1, 1986
 5,108,983Method for the Rapid Deposition with Low Vapor Pressure Reactants by Chemical Vapor DepositionApril 28, 1992
 5,352,656Method for the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Group IB and Group VIIIB Metal Barrier LayersOctober 4, 1994
 5,527,747Rapid Process for the Preparation of Diamond ArticlesJune 18, 1996
 5,609,912Ceramic Fabric Forming MethodMarch 11, 1997
 5,916,633Fabrication of Carbon/Carbon Composites by Forced Flow-Thermal Gradient Chemical Vapor InfiltrationJune 29, 1999
 6,187,379Fluidized Bed Coating Process with Liquid ReagentFebruary 13, 2001
 6,284,357Laminated Matrix CompositesSeptember 4, 2001
Larson, Gregg5,867,450State Switched Acoustic TransducerFebruary 21, 1999
Lee, Kok-Meng5,146,340Image Data Reading and Processing ApparatusSeptember 8, 1992
 5,319,577Orientation Sensing System and Method for a Spherical BodyJune 7, 1994
 5,402,049System and Method for Controlling a Variable Reluctance Spherical MotorMarch 28, 1995
 5,410,232Spherical Motor and MethodApril 25, 1995
 5,416,392Real-Time Vision System and Control Algorithm for a Spherical MotorMay 16, 1995
 6,188,484Method and Apparatus for Measuring Angular Displacement of an Actuator Arm Relative to a Reference PositionFebruary 13, 2001
 6,623,346Automated Transfer of Live Objects to Shackle Line Method and ApparatusSeptember 23, 2003
 7,134,956Automated Fee-Gripping SystemNovember 13, 2006
Liang, Steven5,146,340Image Data Reading and Processing ApparatusSeptember 8, 1992
 5,495,177Method and Apparatus for Dielectric Sensing in a Thermoplastic Winding ProcessFebruary 27, 1996
Lipkin, Harvey6,260,783Automated Yarn Creeling DeviceJuly 17, 2001
 6,278,906Uncalibrated Dynamic Mechanical System ControllerAugust 21, 2001
Neitzel, Paul7,670,560Droplet Transport System and MethodsMarch 2, 2010
Peterson, G. P. "Bud"4,951,740Bellows Heat Pipe for Thermal Control of Electronic ComponentsAugust 28, 1990
 5,119,886Heat Transfer Cylinder DryerJune 9, 1992
 5,179,043Vapor Deposited Micro Heat PipeJanuary 12, 1993
 5,190,539A Micro Heat Pipe Catheter for Local Tumor HyperthermiaMarch 2, 1993
 5,417,686Temperature Control Mechanisms for a Micro Heat Pipe CatheterMay 23, 1995
 5,527,588Micro Heat Pipe Panels and Method for Producing SameJune 18, 1996
 5,591,162Treatment Method Using a Micro Heat Pipe CatheterJanuary 7, 1997
 5,647,429Coupled, Flux Transformer Heat PipesJuly 15, 1997
Petrovic, Bojan7,151,815Nonintrusive Method for the Detection of Concealed Special Nuclear MaterialDecember 2006
Rahnema, Farzad7,676,015Boundary Condition Adjustment Methods and SystemsMarch 9, 2010
Rogers, Peter3,872,421Standing Wave Acoustic Parametric SourceMarch 18, 1975
 3,954,015Method of Determining Piezoelectric Constants of Ceramic RingsMay 4, 1976
 3,982,144Directional Low Frequency Ring HydrophoneSeptember 21, 1976
 4,468,760Directional Line-Hydrophone Array CalibratorAugust 28, 1984
 4,819,649Noninvasive Vibration Measurement System and Method for Measuring Amplitude of Vibration of Tissue in an Object Being InvestigatedApril 11, 1989
 5,867,450State Switched Acoustic TransducerFebruary 21, 1999
Rosen, David6,836,736Digital Clay Apparatus and MethodDecember 28, 2004
Sadegh, Nader5,946,449Precision Apparatus with Non-Rigid, Imprecise Structure, and Method for Operating SameAugust 31, 1999
Sadowski, Dennis4,830,041Reelable Flow Stopper for Plugging Fluid Flow Within a PipeMay 16, 1989
 4,987,924Interchangeable Automated Porting ValveJanuary 29, 1991
 5,232,018Parallel Porting Valve AssemblyAugust 3, 1993
Salant, Richard4,330,306Gas-Liquid SeparatorMay 18, 1982
 4,491,331Grooved Mechanical Face SealJanuary 1, 1985
 4,643,437Mechanical Seal with Automatic Gap Convergence ControlFeburary 17, 1987
 5,487,550Secondary Gas/Liquid Mechanical Seal AssemblyJanuary 30, 1996
 5,499,824Mechanical Seal with Compliant FaceMarch 19, 1996
 6,360,610Condition Monitoring System and Method for an InterfaceMarch 26, 2002
Sanborn, David4,316,502Helically Flighted Heat ExchangerFebruary 23, 1982
 4,385,723Connection AssemblyMay 31, 1983
 4,434,539Method of Manufacturing a Heat ExchangerMarch 6, 1984
 5,505,059Direct Heated Adsorbent Bed Heat PumpApril 9, 1996
Singhose, W. E.6,920,378Command Generation Combining Input Shaping and Smooth Baseline FunctionsJuly 19, 200
 5,638,267Method and Apparatus for Minimizing Unwanted Dynamics in a Physical SystemJune 10, 1997
Sitaraman, Suresh6,784,378Compliant Off-Chip InterconnectsAugust 31, 2004
 7,011,530Multi-Axis Compliance SpringMarch 14, 2006
Smith, Marc6,247,525Vibration Induced AtomizersJune 19, 2001
Ume, Charles5,601,364Method and Apparatus for Measuring Thermal WarpageFebruary 11, 1997
 6,564,166Projection Moire Method and Apparatus for Dynamic Measuring of Thermal Induced WarpageMay 13, 2003
 6,747,268Object Inspection Method and SystemJune 8, 2004
 7,492,449Inspection Systems and MethodsFebuary 17, 2009
 7,762,136Ultrasound Systems and Method for Measuring Weld Penetration Depth in Real Time and Off LineJuly 27, 2010
 8,256,296 B2Methods and Systems for Detecting Defects in Welded Structures Utilizing Pattern MatchingSeptember 4, 2012
 8,297,122 B2Methods and Systems for Detecting Defects in Welded StructuresOctober 30, 2012
Vito, Raymond4,531,286Carton Cutting KnifeJuly 30, 1985
 4,602,627Cable Controlled Orthopedic Leg BraceJuly 29, 1986
 4,688,559Orthopedic Leg Brace with Cable ControlAugust 25, 1987
 5,931,838Fixation Assembly for Orthopedic ApplicationsAugust 3, 1999
 6,322,553Autologous Vascular Grafts Created by Vessel DistensionNovember 27, 2001
Zhang, Zhuomin M.5,264,375Superconducting Detector and Method of Making SameNovember 23, 1993
 5,726,797Infrared Neutral-Density Filter Having Copper Alloy FilmMarch 10, 1998
Zinn, Ben4,529,377Pulse Combustor ApparatusJuly 16, 1985
 4,770,626Tunable Pulse CombustorSeptember 13, 1988
 4,909,731Method and Apparatus for Conducting a Process in a Pulsating EnvironmentMarch 20, 1990
 4,929,172Stably Operating Pulse Combustor and MethodMay 29, 1990
 5,015,171Tunable Pulse CombustorMay 14, 1991
 5,176,513Pulse Combustor ApparatusJanuary 5, 1993
 5,719,791Methods, Apparatus and Systems for Real Time Identification and Control Of Modes of OscillationFebruary 17, 1998
 5,784,300Methods, Apparatus and Systems for Real Time Identification and Control of Modes of OscillationJuly 21, 1998
 4,699,588Method and Apparatus for Conducting a Process in a Pulsating EnvironmentOctober 13, 1987