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Michael J Natan: Self-assembled metal colloid monolayers and detection methods therewith. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, February 15, 2000: US06025202 (56 worldwide citation)


A biosensor based on complexes between biomolecule receptors and colloidal Au nanoparticles, and more specifically, colloid layers of receptor/Au complexes that can be used to detect biomolecule analytes through measuring of binding-induced changes in electrical resistance or surface plasmon resonan ...


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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. Thoratec Corporation, The Penn State Research Foundation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 19, 2011: US07927068 (54 worldwide citation)


An impeller includes a hub, and a plurality of blades supported by the hub, the blades being arranged in at least two blade rows. The impeller has a deployed configuration in which the blades extend away from the hub, and a stored configuration in which at least one of the blades is radially compres ...


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Smadar Cohen, Carmen Bano, Karyn B Visscher, Marie Chow, Harry R Allcock, Robert S Langer: Ionically cross-linked polymeric microcapsules. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Penn State Research Foundation, Arnall Golden & Gregory, February 27, 1996: US05494682 (54 worldwide citation)


A method for encapsulating biologically-labile materials such as proteins, liposomes, bacteria and eucaryotic cells within a synthetic polymeric capsule, and the product thereof, are disclosed. The method is based on the use of a water-soluble polymer with charged side chains that are crosslinked wi ...


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Vijay K Varadan, Peng Thian Teo: Tunable electromagnetic coupled antenna. The Penn State Research Foundation, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, December 25, 2001: US06333719 (53 worldwide citation)


A multilayer tunable ferroelectric antenna assembly which includes a first laminar structure that includes a tunable ferroelectric substrate positioned on top of a conducting ground plane and a copper radiating sheet on the other side of the substrate. A second laminar structure includes a single-si ...


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Wayne R Curtis: Growing cells in a reservoir formed of a flexible sterile plastic liner. The Penn State Research Foundation, Stephen H Eland, Dann Dorfman Herrell Skillman P C, March 23, 2004: US06709862 (53 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus for aseptic biological production of cells and/or microorganisms are provided. The apparatus includes a support housing having an interior chamber, a disposable flexible sterile plastic liner lining the interior chamber and a head plate attached to the liner forming a sealed c ...


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T C Chung, G J Jiang, D Rhubright: Olefin graft copolymers prepared using borane-containing olefin backbone polymers. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, March 28, 1995: US05401805 (53 worldwide citation)


Graft copolymers are disclosed which comprise an olefin borane-containing homopolymer or copolymer backbone polymer having radically polymerized polymeric segments chemically bonded as side chains or as a chain end. A borane-containing diene homopolymer or a copolymer of a diene and/or at least one ...


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Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Darrell G Schlom: Epitaxial template and barrier for the integration of functional thin film metal oxide heterostructures on silicon. University of Maryland, The Penn State Research Foundation, Charles S Guenzer, November 4, 2003: US06642539 (53 worldwide citation)


A ferroelectric memory cell formed on a monocrystalline silicon underlayer, either an epitaxial silicon contact plug to a transistor source or drain or silicon gate region for which the memory cell forms a non-volatile gate. A conductive barrier layer of doped strontium titanate, whether cationicall ...


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Douglas M Mechlenburg, Rodger P Gaumond: Muscle stimulating device and method for diagnosing and treating a breathing disorder. RIC Investments, The Penn State Research Foundation, Michael W Haas, May 6, 2008: US07367935 (52 worldwide citation)


A device and method for magnetic stimulation of muscles for the relief of a breathing disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea is disclosed. Magnetic stimulation is used to stimulate muscles which serve to stabilize the upper airway of an individual whose nocturnal apneic events are related to dimi ...


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Donald A Streit, John F Gardner, Aleksandr Brandt: Apparatus and method for tracking a vehicle. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, May 11, 1999: US05902351 (52 worldwide citation)


An apparatus and method for tracking a vehicle is provided. The vehicle tracking system may include an inertial measurement unit for providing inertial vehicle state characteristics of the vehicle. The inertial measurement unit may include at least one gyro and at least one accelerometer. The vehicl ...


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Gary S Settles: Supersonic abrasive iceblasting apparatus. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, July 28, 1998: US05785581 (52 worldwide citation)


The specification discloses an apparatus and method for forming and projecting a continuous flow of frozen particles for the purpose of abrasive cleaning of substrate surfaces. The device utilizes a cryogenic fluid/dry air mixture that interacts with atomized water to form ice crystals. The crystals ...



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