• Fabric supercapacitor 

      Jonathan Y. Chen; Yuxiang Huang; Yue Liu (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2019-02-05)
      Fabric supercapacitors are disclosed herein. The fabric supercapacitor can include an ion permeable separator layer having two opposed surfaces; two electrode layers disposed on the opposed surfaces of the ion permeable ...
    • Fabricating large area multi-tier nanostructures 

      Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan; Ovadia Abed; Praveen Joseph; Michelle Grigas; Akhila Mallavarapu; Paras Ajay (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2018-04-10)
      Methods for fabricating and replicating self-aligned multi-tier nanoscale structures for a variety of cross-sectional geometries. These methods can utilize a single lithography step whereby the need for alignment and overlay ...
    • Fabricating large area multi-tier nanostructures 

      Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan; Ovadia Abed; Praveen Joseph; Michelle Grigas; Akhila Mallavarapu; Paras Ajay (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2018-05-15)
      Methods for fabricating and replicating self-aligned multi-tier nanoscale structures for a variety of cross-sectional geometries. These methods can utilize a single lithography step whereby the need for alignment and overlay ...
    • Fabricating large area multi-tier nanostructures 

      Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan; Ovadia Abed; Praveen Joseph; Michelle Grigas; Akhila Mallavarapu; Paras Ajay (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2018-05-15)
      Methods for fabricating and replicating self-aligned multi-tier nanoscale structures for a variety of cross-sectional geometries. These methods can utilize a single lithography step whereby the need for alignment and overlay ...
    • Fabrication and application of nanofiber ribbons and sheets and twisted and non-twisted nanofiber yarns 

      Zhang, Mei; Fang, Shaoli; Baughman, Ray H.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Atkinson, Kenneth Ross; Aliev, Ali E.; Li, Sergey; Williams, Chris (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2019-02-05)
      A nanofiber yarn that includes a plurality of nanofibers twisted into a yarn along an alignment axis. The nanofibers of the plurality of nanofibers have a ratio of nanofiber length to nanofiber circumference of at least ...
    • Fabrication of nanofiber ribbons and sheets 

      Baughman, Ray H.; Atkinson, Kenneth Ross; Fang, Shaoli; Zakhidov, Anvar; Zhang, Mei; Li, Sergey; Aliev, Ali E.; Williams, Chris (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2017-03-28)
      Fabricating a nanofiber ribbon or sheet with a process that includes providing a primary assembly by arranging carbon nanotube nanofibers in aligned arrays, the arrays having a degree of inter-fiber connectivity, drawing ...
    • Fast sol-gel preparation of glasses 

      Stephen Webber; Yair Haruvy (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1993-12-21)
      The present invention relates to a method of preparing glasses from metal alkoxides. Glasses are crack-free and prepared rapidly in a single step. Optically clear polysiloxane glasses as thin films may be prepared in a ...
    • Fault tolerant linear actuator 

      Delbert Tesar (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2004-09-14)
      In varying embodiments, the fault tolerant linear actuator of the present invention is a new and improved linear actuator with fault tolerance and positional control that may incorporate velocity summing, force summing, ...
    • Fiber-based optical low coherence tomography 

      Thomas E. Milner; Digant P. Dave; Taner Akkin (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007-02-13)
      Generally, and in one form of the present invention, is a polarization-maintaining fiber-based polarization sensitive optical low coherence reflectometer for depth resolved birefringence measurement. With the present ...
    • Fiber-optic confocal imaging apparatus and methods of use 

      Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum; Michael R. Descour; Brett S. Bowman; Colin L. Smithpeter (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002-04-09)
      An apparatus and methods for fiber optic confocal imaging systems. A plurality of fibers are in communication with a scan system that controllably deflects incident radiation into the fibers in a raster pattern. An index ...
    • Flexible strain sensors 

      Chiao, Jung-Chih; Tata, Uday Shankar; Rao, Smitha (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2017-09-05)
      In one embodiment, a flexible strain sensor includes a flexible substrate having a top surface and a layer of piezoresistive amorphous carbon formed on the top surface of the substrate.
    • Flexure based macro motion translation stage 

      Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan; Byung J. Choi (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011-09-13)
      Described are flexure-based high precision positioning stages. The stages are constrained to motion along each axis by a system of symmetrical flexure linkages. The linkages may be formed of link coupled by flexure joints. ...
    • Floating gate transistor having buried strained silicon germanium channel layer 

      Sanjay K. Banerjee; David L. Kencke (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2001-11-06)
      A field effect transistor such as a flash EEPROM device has channel region between a source region and a drain region with the channel region including a silicon germanium alloy layer epitaxially grown on a silicon substrate ...
    • Fluid based analysis of multiple analytes by a sensor array 

      Dean P. Neikirk; Jason B. Shear; John T. McDevitt; Eric V. Anslyn (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005-06-21)
      A system for the rapid characterization of multi-analyte fluids, in one embodiment, includes a light source, a sensor array, and a detector. The sensor array is formed from a supporting member into which a plurality of ...
    • Fluid based analysis of multiple analytes by a sensor array 

      Dean P. Neikirk; Jason B. Shear; John T. McDevitt; Eric V. Anslyn (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009-02-17)
      A system for the rapid characterization of multi-analyte fluids, in one embodiment, includes a light source, a sensor array, and a detector. The sensor array is formed from a supporting member into which a plurality of ...
    • Fluorescent nitric oxide probes and associated methods 

      Eric V. Anslyn; Youjun Yang; Michelle M. Adams (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014-01-28)
      Nitric oxide probes including a compound represented by Formula, I, II, III, IV, V, VI or a combination thereof are provided. Methods of using these nitric oxide probes to detect nitric oxide are also provided.
    • Fluoresence detection using texaphyrins 

      Jonathan L. Sessler; Gregory W. Hemmi; Tarak D. Mody; Vladimir A. Kral; Darren Magda (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1997-05-27)
      Texaphyrins are provided for use as radiation sensitizers. Advantageous properties of texaphyrins for use as a radiation sensitizer include: i) a low redox potential which allows radiation-induced hydrated electrons to ...
    • Fluorinated silazane release agents in nanoimprint lithography 

      Carlton Willson; Michael W. Lin; Tsuyoshi Ogawa; Daniel J. Hellebusch; B. Michael Jacobsson; William K. Bell (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2015-01-06)
      "An imprint lithography release agent having general formula (1):where R1 represents H or CH3, n is an integer from 1 to 5, and m is an integer from 1 to 40. Fluorinated silazanes of general formula (1) can be used to form ...
    • Focus error estimation in images 

      Wilson S. Geisler; Johannes Burge (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014-12-23)
      Estimating focus error in an image involves a training phase and an application phase. In the training phase, an optical system is represented by a point-spread function. An image sensor array is represented by one or more ...
    • Formation of stable submicron peptide or protein particles by thin film freezing 

      Robert O. Williams, III; Keith P. Johnston; Joshua Engstrom (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2017-04-18)
      The present invention includes compositions and methods for preparing micron-sized or submicron-sized particles by dissolving a water soluble effective ingredient in one or more solvents; spraying or dripping droplets ...