Gang Liu, Ramesh H Kakkad, Stephen J Fonash: Low temperature crystallization and pattering of amorphous silicon films. The Pennsylvania Research Corporation, Thomas J Monahan, September 15, 1992: US05147826 (357 worldwide citation)

The 700.degree. C./4 min. rapid thermal anneal described in the prior art for converting amorphous Si to polycrystalline Si can be reduced to a temperature range of from 550.degree. C. to 650.degree. C. This is accomplished by depositing a very thin discontinuous film of a nucleating site forming ma ...

Stephen J Fonash, Gang Liu: Low temperature crystallization and patterning of amorphous silicon films on electrically insulating substrates. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, January 4, 1994: US05275851 (305 worldwide citation)

A fabrication process polycrystalline silicon thin film transistors commences with the deposition of an ultra-thin nucleating-site forming layer onto the surface of an insulating substrate (e.g., 7059 glass). Next, an amorphous silicon film is deposited thereover and the combined films are annealed ...

Donald A Streit, Brian J Gilmore, Min Lu, Michael A Pusateri: Map-matching navigation system. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, June 30, 1998: US05774824 (174 worldwide citation)

A map matching navigation system for monitoring vehicle state characteristics including the location of a vehicle on a map route. The map matching navigation system may operate in a fixed mode wherein the map route is inputted by a user or a flexible mode wherein the map matching navigation system d ...

David A Edwards, Daniel R Deaver, Robert S Langer: Materials and methods for enhancing cellular internalization. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, November 16, 1999: US05985320 (131 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for delivering agents across cell membranes are disclosed. The compositions include an agent to be delivered, a viscous material, such as a hydrogel, lipogel or viscous sol, and, optionally, a carrier that includes a ligand that binds to or interacts with cell surface recept ...

Jonathan Phillips: Plasma generation of supported metal catalysts. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, November 23, 1999: US05989648 (123 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method of producing catalytic materials which comprises passing an aerosol comprising a mixture of metal powder and support through a plasma torch.

Michael Natan: Self-assembled metal colloid monolayers. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, March 11, 1997: US05609907 (108 worldwide citation)

What follows is a description of an invention for the preparation of macroscopic metal surfaces by self assembly of colloidal metal particles. Metal surfaces play a critical role in technology, and in many cases, the surface morphology dictates function. The strategy delineated herein, the use of na ...

Stephen J Fonash, A Kaan Kalkan: Nanostructure tailoring of material properties using controlled crystallization. The Penn State Research Foundation, Thomas J Monahan, November 30, 1999: US05994164 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention is generally related to controllably modifying or tailoring the structure of crystalline films to adjust and enhance the material properties of the film, such as optical, mechanical and electrical properties. Crystalline films generally refer to microcrystalline (.mu.c) film, n ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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