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Individually controlled environments for pulsed addition and crystallization Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates generally to methods and apparatuses for preparing thin films and, more specifically, to a method and apparatus which separates the deposition or material addition environment from the film crystallization or growth environment, thereby allowing …

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: UT, Battelle LLC
: Annealing, Substrate, Deposition...

Apparatus for fabricating continuous lengths of superconductor Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION The invention relates to the fabrication of superconductors. More particularly, the invention relates to the fabrication of continuous lengths of superconductors having at least one superconducting oxide layer between metallic substrates. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The quality of …

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: UT, Battelle LLC

Heat distribution ceramic processing method Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a multi-layered heat distributor system, its use in microwave heating, and the articles formed therefrom. Specifically, this invention relates to a heat distributor system and method for preparing or heat-treating ceramic articles, including but not limited to sintered reaction bond…

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: UT, Battelle LLC
: Ceramic, Silicon, Heat...

Counterfeit-resistant materials and a method and apparatus for authenticating materials Description BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION (1) Field of the Invention The present invention relates, in general, to the authentication of media More specifically, the present invention provides methods for authenticating papers and other media, a process for producing counterfeit-resistive items, c…

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: UT, Battelle LLC
: Fiber, Manufacturing, Plastic...

Counterfeit-resistant materials and a method and apparatus for authenticating materials Description BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION (1) Field of the Invention The present invention relates, in general, to the authentication of media. More specifically, the present invention provides methods for authenticating papers and other media, a process for producing counterfeit-resistive items, …

Cathode for an electrochemical cell Description BACKGROUND OF INVENTION 1. Field of Invention The invention is directed to a thin-film battery and a method for making same. More particularly, the invention is directed to a new thin-film lithium battery having a novel electrolyte permitting a battery to be fabricated having greatly enhanced energy density and specific energy over co…

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: UT, Battelle LLC
: Battery, Lithium Battery, Energy...

Dual neutron flux/temperature measurement sensor Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates generally to radiation interaction measurement devices and temperature measurement devices and, more specifically, to a dual neutron flux/temperature measurement sensor which utilizes a phosphor mixture having two principal constituents, one being neutron sensitive and the …

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: UT, Battelle LLC
: Fiber, Particle, Scintillation...

Apparatus and method for performing microfluidic manipulations for chemical analysis Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates generally to miniature instrumentation for chemical analysis and chemical sensing and, more specifically, to electrically controlled manipulations of fluids and capillaries in micromachine channels. These manipulations can be used in a va…

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: UT, Battelle LLC

Isolation and characterization of Agouti: a diabetes/obesity related gene Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to the isolation of a gene in which expression of the gene product correlates with the development of insulin independent diabetes, hyperamylinemia, neoplasms and obesity in animals. Another aspect of the invention is the use of the gene in transgenic anim…

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: DNA Tools, Product, Silver...

Neural network control of spot welding Description FIELD OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to the field of spot welders and, more particularly, to production spot welders utilizing a neural network to control welding time and to control welding current as a function of time, thereby optimizing spot welding conditions and spot weld strength. DESCRIPTION OF RELATED ART Spot…

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