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The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. Patents
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The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
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Cambridge, MA
No. of patents:
487
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8586871 Interconnect schemes, and materials and methods for producing the same November 19, 2013
An interconnect scheme includes a conductive ink forming a plurality of conductive regions, and a dielectric ink occupying spaces between the conductive regions. The conductive ink and the dielectric ink have substantially identical optical, acoustic, and x-ray absorption properties,
8582267 System and method to limit in-rush current November 12, 2013
An in-rush current limiting system has a fast response time so that it can be used with power supplies that turn on and off rapidly. The system dissipates very little power during the normal mode of operation. This is achieved, in various embodiments, by connecting a regulator in series
8577111 Systems and methods for spatio-temporal analysis November 5, 2013
High resolution time sequences of 3D images that show the dynamics of a time varying changes are provided. The 3D time series of images representing an object that include time varying changes may be produced from lower dimensional image time sequences, such as 2D images. The 2D imag
8563910 Systems and methods for targeting a projectile payload October 22, 2013
A projectile's payload is oriented (independently or by orientation of the projectile itself) toward a target just prior to firing (e.g., detonation of the payload), e.g., for munitions providing an increased kill and casualty area and a fire "in defilade" (left, right, backwards or
8292083 Method and apparatus for separating particles, cells, molecules and particulates October 23, 2012
A method and apparatus for continuously separating or concentrating particles that includes flowing two fluids in laminar flow through a magnetic field gradient which causes target particles to migrate to a waste fluid stream, and collecting each fluid stream after being flowed throu
8290744 Integrated rate isolation sensor October 16, 2012
In one embodiment, a system for providing fault-tolerant inertial measurement data includes a sensor for measuring an inertial parameter and a processor. The sensor has less accuracy than a typical inertial measurement unit (IMU). The processor detects whether a difference exists bet
8279119 Systems and methods for transparency mapping using multipath signals October 2, 2012
Systems and methods for mapping a structure detect wireless signals, including at least one multipath signal that has experienced at least one reflection against a portion of the structure prior to the detection. The wireless signals are analyzed to estimate reflection points for the
8273603 Interposers, electronic modules, and methods for forming the same September 25, 2012
In accordance with a method for forming an interposer, a fill hole is formed in a first side of a substrate and a cavity is formed in a second side. The cavity is in fluidic communication with the fill hole. A plurality of posts is formed in the cavity, and an encapsulant is injected
8269156 Guidance control system for projectiles September 18, 2012
A projectile is guided by employing heat, generated from the aerodynamic heating of a surface of the projectile while the projectile is in flight, to vaporize a material stored within the projectile. The resulting gas is used to guide the projectile.
8266791 Method of fabricating microfluidic structures for biomedical applications September 18, 2012
Methods of fabricating microfluidic structures featuring substantially circular channels are provided. The methods involve (a) providing a patterned wafer comprising at least one exposed electrically conductive region and at least one exposed electrically insulating region; (b) elect
8263358 Intracellular nanosensors and methods for their introduction into cells September 11, 2012
The invention provides ion-selective sensors capable of selectively measuring ions, e.g., Na.sup.+, K.sup.+, Cl.sup.-, etc., in the cytosol of a single living cell. The sensor comprises one or more quantum dots or a fluorescent dye, a pH-sensitive dye, and optionally an ion-selective
8258799 MEMS dosimeter September 4, 2012
In various embodiments, a dosimeter is employed to passively record a peak pressure (e.g., a peak blast pressure) and/or a maximum acceleration experienced by the dosimeter.
8248173 Devices, systems, and methods for controlling the temperature of resonant elements August 21, 2012
A thermoelectric device transfers heat away from or toward an object using the Peltier effect. In some embodiments, the length of at least one thermoelectric element is at least ten times greater than a combined average cross-sectional dimension, orthogonal to the length, of two ther
8194928 Non-contact passive ranging system June 5, 2012
A non-contact passive ranging system wherein a first imager on a platform is focused on a first object and a second imager on the platform is also focused on the first object. The optical path from the first object to the first imager is configured to be shorter than the optical path fro
8188416 Engineered phantoms for perfusion imaging applications May 29, 2012
In various embodiments, microengineered phantoms with microvascular networks serve as calibration standards for perfusion imaging systems.
8187902 High performance sensors and methods for forming the same May 29, 2012
A sensor includes a proof mass suspended by a suspension beam, the suspension beam having a thickness less than a thickness of the proof mass.
8128858 Methods utilizing reversibly adhesive layers for forming patterned microstructures March 6, 2012
A method for forming a nano/microstructure includes applying a release coating having a transition temperature to a mold, the release coating promoting adhesion thereto at temperatures below the transition temperature and release at temperatures above the transition temperature. A ca
8114662 Ion-selective quantum dots February 14, 2012
The invention provides ion-selective sensors comprising quantum dots capable of selectively measuring ions, e.g., Na.sup.+, K.sup.+, Cl.sup.-, etc., in various environments, including in the cytosol of a living cell. Quantum dots are attractive probes for microscopy due to their phot
8102536 Determining and compensating for modulator dynamics in interferometric fiber-optic gyroscopes January 24, 2012
Determining linear modulator dynamics in an interferometric fiber-optic gyroscope may be accomplished by applying a stimulus at a point within the gyroscope, observing a response in an output of the gyroscope, and determining, from the observed response, the linear modulator dynamics.
8089048 Discrimination-enhanced fiber-optic scintillator radiation detector January 3, 2012
A fiber-optic scintillator radiation detector includes a multitude of optical fibers that each include an optical core. The optical cores are spaced apart from one another by an interposer material. In various embodiments, the interposer material has an average atomic number less tha
8079546 Samara wing December 20, 2011
A samara wing including a main wing with a leading edge and a trailing edge. An aileron has a leading edge and a trailing edge and is pivotally attached proximate the trailing edge of the main wing and separated therefrom by a gap. The aileron is rotatable between the first position
8035876 Systems, methods and devices for actuating a moveable miniature platform October 11, 2011
Presented herein are systems, methods and devices relating to miniature actuatable platform systems. According to one embodiment, the systems, methods, and devices relate to controllably actuated miniature platform assemblies including a miniature mirror.
8017451 Electronic modules and methods for forming the same September 13, 2011
Electronic modules are formed by encapsulating microelectronic dies within cavities in a substrate.
7985336 Systems, methods and devices relating to a cellularized nephron unit July 26, 2011
The present invention relates to bioartificial devices and systems that mimic kidney or nephron function and methods of making them.
7981698 Removal of integrated circuits from packages July 19, 2011
Packaging is substantially entirely removed from an integrated circuit die. The method allows the batch processing of several integrated circuit dies, such that packaging is removed from each die approximately simultaneously.
7977135 Micron gap thermal photovoltaic device and method of making the same July 12, 2011
A method of making a micron gap thermal photovoltaic device includes forming at least one standoff on a photovoltaic substrate, depositing a sacrificial layer on the photovoltaic substrate and about the standoff, forming an emitter attached to the standoff and having a lower planar s
7973716 Systems and methods for transparency mapping using multipath signals July 5, 2011
Systems and methods for mapping a structure detect wireless signals, including at least one multipath signal that has experienced at least one reflection against a portion of the structure prior to the detection. The wireless signals are analyzed to estimate reflection points for the
7968842 Apparatus and systems for processing samples for analysis via ion mobility spectrometry June 28, 2011
The invention provides an interface assembly for delivering an ionized analyte from an ionization apparatus into an ion mobility spectrometer. This allows analysis of biological and non-biological samples, even non-volatile solids, via differential mobility spectrometry, without frag
7960247 Die thinning processes and structures June 14, 2011
Microelectronic dies are thinned according to a variety of approaches, which may include bonding the dies to a substrate under vacuum, disposing a film over the dies and the substrate, and/or changing a center of pressure during thinning.
7948931 MANET routing based on best estimate of expected position May 24, 2011
An apparatus and method for transmitting a file via a communications network predicts a location where a destination node will be at upon arrival of a message unit relayed via the network. An intermediate node is selected for relaying the message unit between a source node and the de
7920736 Methods and systems for imaging cells April 5, 2011
The invention generally provides methods and systems for determining characteristics of cellular structures. The methods include non-invasive, non-perturbing, automatable, and quantitative methods and may be applied to the examination of cells such as stem cells, embryos, and egg cells.
7910065 Reaction sensing in living cells March 22, 2011
Chemical reactions occurring within a living cell are measured in a manner that does not affect the viability of the cell or the reaction under study. In one embodiment, one or more sensors are introduced into the cell and/or covalently associated with the exterior cell membrane. The
7907769 Image-based methods for measuring global nuclear patterns as epigenetic markers of cell differen March 15, 2011
The invention provides methods for determining the differentiation state of cells. The methods include non-invasive, non-perturbing, automatable, and quantitative methods of analysis of cell colonies, individual cells, and/or cellular structures.
7872758 Determining and compensating for modulator dynamics in interferometric fiber-optic gyroscopes January 18, 2011
Determining linear modulator dynamics in an interferometric fiber-optic gyroscope may be accomplished by applying a stimulus at a point within the gyroscope, observing a response in an output of the gyroscope, and determining, from the observed response, the linear modulator dynamics.
7867194 Drug delivery apparatus January 11, 2011
An implantable drug delivery apparatus for delivering a drug into a bodily fluid in a body cavity of a patient over a period of time includes a variable-volume vessel defining a working chamber for receiving a drug and recirculating a therapeutic fluid. The fluid can contain a bodily
7867193 Drug delivery apparatus January 11, 2011
An implantable drug delivery apparatus for delivering a drug into a bodily fluid in a body cavity of a patient over a period of time, which includes a hollow member that defines at least one lumen for facilitating a unidirectional recirculating flow of a therapeutic fluid through the
7851970 Structures for crystal packaging including flexible membranes December 14, 2010
A crystal oscillator is mounted in a flexible harness rather than at discrete points. The crystal oscillator and associated control circuitry may be formed on a common substrate, decreasing component size and minimizing temperature fluctuations by shortening the thermal path between
7837379 Devices for producing a continuously flowing concentration gradient in laminar flow November 23, 2010
The invention generally relates to combining a plurality of flow streams. In various embodiments, a first channel transports a first laminar fluid flow, a second channel transports a second laminar fluid flow, and the first and second channels enter a merging region at an acute angle to
7826144 High speed piezoelectric optical system with tunable focal length November 2, 2010
A varifocal optical system includes a substantially circular membrane deposited on a substrate, and a ring-shaped PZT thin film deposited on the outer portion of the circular membrane. The membrane may be a MEMS-micromachined membrane, made of thermal oxide, polysilicon, Z.sub.rO.sub
7817284 Interferometric fiber optic gyroscope with off-frequency modulation signals October 19, 2010
Interference in a rotation rate detector signal of an interferometric fiber-optic gyroscope from a bias phase modulator signal may be reduced or substantially avoided by transmitting one or more off-frequency signals having a frequency other than the eigenfrequency of the gyroscope t
7808618 Methods and apparatus for providing a semiconductor optical flexured mass accelerometer October 5, 2010
Methods and apparatus are provided for integrating various optical components onto a planar substrate using a single semiconductor material system to produce an accelerometer. A light beam is generated on the semiconductor optical accelerometer. The light beam is split to form two li
7791046 High efficiency fiber-optic scintillator radiation detector September 7, 2010
A fiber-optic scintillation radiation detector includes: a cladding; a core extending within the cladding; and a scintillator contiguous with the core within the cladding responsive to particle and/or photon radiation by providing scintillation photons, which are then primarily propa
7790028 Systems, methods, and devices relating to a cellularized nephron unit September 7, 2010
The present invention relates to bioartificial devices and systems that mimic kidney or nephron function and methods of making them.
7741933 Electromagnetic composite metamaterial June 22, 2010
An electromagnetic composite metamaterial including an electromagnetic medium and a plurality of spaced electromechanical resonators disposed in or on the electromagnetic medium configured to control electromagnetic wave propagation properties in the electromagnetic composite metamat
7711174 Methods and systems for imaging cells May 4, 2010
The invention generally provides methods and systems for determining characteristics of cellular structures. The methods include non-invasive, non-perturbing, automatable, and quantitative methods and may be applied to the examination of cells such as stem cells, embryos, and egg cells.
7679561 Systems and methods for positioning using multipath signals March 16, 2010
A signal processing technique for RF active, passive, or aided localization approaches that utilizes multipath signals as additional measurements with a filter or estimator, e.g., a nonlinear filter. The filter uses indirect and direct path measurements or any other available signals
7669035 Systems and methods for reconfigurable computing February 23, 2010
A processing system includes a communication bus. a controller, an Input/Output ("I/O") block, and reconfigurable logic segments (e.g., reconfigurable units). Individually reconfigurable logic segments are part of a single chip. A communication bus is in electrical communication with
7655538 MEMS device and interposer and method for integrating MEMS device and interposer February 2, 2010
A method for producing Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and related devices using Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) wafer includes providing an SOI wafer, performing a mesa etch to at least partially define the MEMS device, bonding the SOI wafer to an interposer by direct boding, removing
7643196 Systems, methods and devices for actuating a moveable miniature platform January 5, 2010
Presented herein are systems, methods and devices relating to miniature actuatable platform systems. According to one embodiment, the systems, methods, and devices relate to controllably actuated miniature platform assemblies including a miniature mirror.
7619214 Spectrometer chip assembly November 17, 2009
Method and apparatus for high field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry in an electronic chip assembly, including an input section, an ion filter and detection section and a control section, in which ion filtering proceeds in a planar chamber under influence of high field a
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