University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Patent activity
in the College of Engineering

For the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the College of Engineering reported 128 invention disclosures to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The college has disclosed more than 100 patents in 10 consecutive years.

The College of Engineering hosts 44 research centers and 16 research consortia with more than 280 industrial and governmental members.

SOURCE: 2010 Annual Report, UW-Madison College of Engineering.

 

Patents, 1976-2011

 

 

7,875,867
January 25, 2011
Non-ambipolar radio-frequency plasma electron source and systems and methods for generating electron beams
Inventors: Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI), Longmier; Benjamin (Madison, WI), Baalrud; Scott (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 12/327,639
Filed: December 3, 2008

 

7,762,940
July 27, 2010
Directionally emitting radioactive sources for brachytherapy
Inventors: Henderson; Douglass L. (Madison, WI), Lin; Liyong (Madison, WI), Thomadsen; Bruce R. (Madison, WI), Crone; Wendy C. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 11/130,967
Filed: May 17, 2005

 

7,807,112
October 5, 2010
Colloidal nanoparticles and apparatus for producing colloidal nanoparticles in a dense medium plasma
Inventors: Denes; Ferencz S. (Madison, WI), Manolache; Sorin O. (Madison, WI), Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 11/525,773
Filed: September 22, 2006

 

7,498,592
March 3, 2009
Non-ambipolar radio-frequency plasma electron source and systems and methods for generating electron beams
Inventors: Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI), Longmier; Benjamin (Madison, WI), Baalrud; Scott (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 11/427,273
Filed: June 28, 2006

 

7,442,162
October 28, 2008
Method and apparatus for treatment planning using implanted radioactive seeds
Inventors: Henderson; Douglass L. (Madison, WI), Yoo; Sua (Southfield, MI), Kowalok; Michael E. (Madison, WI), Thomadsen; Bruce R. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 10/851,515
Filed: May 21, 2004

 

7,128,816
October 31, 2006
Method and apparatus for producing colloidal nanoparticles in a dense medium plasma
Inventors: Denes; Ferencz S. (Madison, WI), Manolache; Sorin O. (Madison, WI), Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 09/880,737
Filed: June 13, 2001

 

6,764,658
July 20, 2004
Plasma generator
Inventors: Denes; Ferencz S. (Madison, WI), Manolache; Sorin O. (Madison, WI), Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 10/041,378
Filed: January 8, 2002

 

6,479,920
November 12, 2002
Direct charge radioisotope activation and power generation
Inventors: Lal; Amit (Madison, WI), Li; Hui (Madison, WI), Blanchard; James P. (Madison, WI), Henderson; Douglass L. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 09/832,342
Filed: April 9, 2001

 

6,034,781
March 7, 2000
Electro-optical plasma probe
Inventors: Sarfaty; Moshe (Santa Clara, CA), Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.:  09/085,079
Filed: May 26, 1998

 

6,025,916
February 15, 2000
Wall deposition thickness sensor for plasma processing chamber
Inventors: Quick; Anthony K. (Madison, WI), Sarfaty; Moshe (Madison, WI), Hershkowitz; Noah H. (Madison, WI), Sandstrom; Perry W. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 09/182,057
Filed: October 29, 1998

 

5,988,103
November 23, 1999
Apparatus for plasma source ion implantation and deposition for cylindrical surfaces
Inventors: Fetherston; Robert P. (Madison, WI), Shamim; Muhammad M. (Madison, WI), Conrad; John R. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 08/778,955
Filed: January 6, 1997

 

5,735,127
April 7, 1998
Cryogenic cooling apparatus with voltage isolation
Inventors: Pfotenhauer; John M. (Madison, WI), Lokken; Orrin D. (Fitchburg, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 08/495,969
Filed: June 28, 1995

 

5,693,376
December 2, 1997
Method for plasma source ion implantation and deposition for cylindrical surfaces
Inventors: Fetherston; Robert P. (Madison, WI), Shamim; Muhammad M. (Madison, WI), Conrad; John R. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 08/494,192
Filed: June 23, 1995

 

5,368,786
November 29, 1994
Apparatus and methods for humidity control
Inventors: Dinauer; William R. (Waunakee, WI), Otis; David R. (Madison, WI), El-Wakil; Mohamed M. (Madison, WI), Vignali; John C. (Waunakee, WI), Macaulay; Philip D. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 07/954,121
Filed: September 30, 1992

 

5,315,277
May 24, 1994
Vertically rippled superconductive magnetic energy storage
Inventors: Eyssa; Yehia M. (Tallahassee, FL), Huang; Xianrui (Lynchburg, VA), Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 07/933,448
Filed: August 21, 1992

 

5,237,298
August 17, 1993
Superconducting energy storage magnet
Inventors: Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI), Eyssa; Yehia M. (Madison, WI), Abdelsalam; Mostafa K. (Madison, WI), Huang; Xianrui (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 07/586,496
Filed: September 21, 1990

 

5,032,205
July 16, 1991
Plasma etching apparatus with surface magnetic fields
Inventors: Hershkowitz; Noah (Madison, WI), Cho; Moo-Hyun (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 07/347,844
Filed: May 5, 1989

 

4,764,394
August 16, 1988
Method and apparatus for plasma source ion implantation
Inventors: Conrad; John R. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 07/005,457
Filed: January 20, 1987

 

4,668,557
May 26, 1987
Polyhedron cell structure and method of making same
Inventors: Lakes; Roderic S. (Iowa City, IA)
Assignee: The University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA)
Appl. No.:  06/886,833
Filed: July 18, 1986

 

 

4,622,531
November 11, 1986
Superconducting energy storage magnet
Inventors: Eyssa; Yehia M. (Madison, WI), Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI), Young; Warren C. (Middleton, WI), McIntosh; Glen E. (Boulder, CO), Abdelsalam; Mostafa K. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.:  06/727,489
Filed: April 26, 1985

 

4,122,512
October 24, 1978
Superconductive energy storage for power systems
Inventors: Peterson; Harold A. (Madison, WI), Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.:  05/511,210
Filed: October 2, 1974

 

4,032,959
June 28, 1977
Shielded superconducting inductor device
Inventors: Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI), Moses, Jr.; Ronald W. (Madison, WI), Peterson; Harold A. (Madison, WI), Young; Warren C. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.:  05/533,852
Filed: December 18, 1974

 

3,966,590
June 29, 1976
Magnetic ore separator
Inventors: Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI), Eyssa; Yehia M. (Madison, WI), Sutton; John (South Holmwood near Dorking, EN)
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the (Washington, DC)
Appl. No.: 05/508,013
Filed: September 20, 1974

 

3,980,981
September 14, 1976
Support structure for rippled superconducting magnet
Inventors: Boom; Roger W. (Madison, WI), Peterson; Harold A. (Madison, WI), Young; Warren C. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 05/494,712
Filed: August 5, 1974