Stephen J Fonash, Xin Lin, Douglas M Reber: Low temperature, high quality silicon dioxide thin films deposited using tetramethylsilane (TMS) for stress control and coverage applications. The Penn State Research Foundation, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, March 11, 2003: US06531193 (76 worldwide citation)

Silicon dioxide thin film have been deposited at temperatures from 25° C. to 250° C. by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) using tetramethylsilane (TMS) as the silicon containing precursor. At these temperatures, the PETMS oxide films have been found to exhibit adjustable stress and a ...

Mark W McBride, Thomas M Mallison, Gregory P Dillon, Robert L Campbell, David A Boger, Stephen A Hambric, Robert F Kunz, James P Runt, Justin M Walsh, Boris Leschinsky: Expandable impeller pump. The Penn State Research Foundation, Datascope Investment Corporation, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, July 1, 2008: US07393181 (75 worldwide citation)

An impeller according to an example of the present invention comprises a hub, and at least one blade supported by the hub. The impeller has a deployed configuration in which the blade extends away from the hub, and a stored configuration in which the impeller is radially compressed, for example by f ...

Carl S Holland, David J Cannon: Cable array robot for material handling. The Penn State Research Foundation, Michael A Mann, Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, November 30, 2004: US06826452 (75 worldwide citation)

A cable array robotic system and apparatus for applications such as cargo handling at sea and pallet handling in manufacturing, based on a multi-cable robotic control system is disclosed. The cables are deployed from three or more folding, telescoping masts at the corners of a work area. The cables ...

David A Edwards, Giovannia Caponetti, Jeffrey S Hrkach, Noah Lotan, Justin Hanes, Abdell Aziz Ben Jebria, Robert S Langer: Aerodynamically light particles for pulmonary drug delivery. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Penn State Research Foundation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 7, 2003: US06503480 (73 worldwide citation)

Improved aerodynamically light particles for delivery to the pulmonary system, and methods for their preparation and administration are provided. In a preferred embodiment, the aerodynamically light particles are made of a biodegradable material and have a tap density less than 0.4 g/cm

Stephen J Fonash, Ali Kaan Kalkan, Sanghoon Bae: Deposited thin film void-column network materials. The Penn State Research Foundation, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, June 4, 2002: US06399177 (70 worldwide citation)

A novel porous film is disclosed comprising a network of silicon columns in a continuous void which may be fabricated using high density plasma deposition at low temperatures, i.e., less than about 250° C. This silicon film is a two-dimensional nano-sized array of rodlike columns. This void-column m ...

David A Edwards: Hydrogels or lipogels with enhanced mass transfer for transdermal drug delivery. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, November 10, 1998: US05833647 (68 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a method of transdermal drug delivery where a drug is contained in or must pass through a hydrogel or lipogel together with an enhancement method to improve mass transfer through the skin, the improvement comprising applying a means for enhancing mass transfer of the ...

Thomas N Jackson, Theresa Mayer: Electric field assisted assembly process. The Penn State Research Foundation, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, March 25, 2003: US06536106 (68 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed toward a process of manufacturing, including a technique of assembling parts of an apparatus. The technique includes forming electrode structures on a substrate, suspending the apparatus part or parts in a dielectric medium between electrodes of the electrode structure, an ...

Wayne R Curtis: Method and apparatus for aseptic growth or processing of biomass. The Penn State Research Foundation, Stephen H Eland, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, June 12, 2001: US06245555 (63 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for aseptic biological production or processing of cells, tissues and/or microorganisms is provided. The apparatus includes a support housing having an interior chamber, a disposable liner lining the interior chamber and a head plate attached to the liner forming a sealed cham ...

Paul W Brown, Kevor S Ten Huisen, Roger I Martin: Bone substitute composition comprising hydroxyapatite and a method of production therefor. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, March 13, 2001: US06201039 (61 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to polymineralic particles which are precursors of hydroxyapatite and a method for their production. The present invention is also directed to a synthetic bone-like composition comprising said hydroxyapatite polymineralic precursor particles of hydroxyapatite and op ...

Mark W McBride: Mixed flow pump. The Penn State Research Foundation, Woodcock Washburn, February 17, 2004: US06692318 (61 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to propulsion and hydraulic systems having a co-axial design wherein the inlet section, impeller section, and outlet section of a mixed flow pump system all have a common centerline axis or axis of rotation. The mixed flow pump system includes an outer casing and a cent ...

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