Patents 1977-2017

9,498,646
November 22, 2016
Collimator for redirecting Compton scattered radiation in stereotactic radiosurgery
Inventors: Edward Bender, Andrew Shepard
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 14/458932
Filed: August 13, 2014

 

9,478,244
October 25, 2016
Method and material for protecting magnetic information storage media
Inventors: Kumar Sridharan, Mark Anderson
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 14/486397
Filed: September 15, 2014

 

8,778,252
July 15, 2014
Three-dimensional printing system using dual rotation axes
Inventors: Mackie, Thomas R. (Verona, WI); Patterson, Nathan James (Fitchburg, WI); Cox, Benjamin L. (Fitchburg, WI); Schumacher, Nathan D. (Madison, WI); Petry, George Wicks (Madison, WI).
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl No.: 13/355,400
Filed: January 20, 2012

 

8529644
September 10, 2013
Method and apparatus to produce synthesis gas via flash pyrolysis and gasification in a molten liquid
Inventors: Mark Dietenberger, Mark Anderson
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 12/964036
Filed: December 9, 2010

 

8,409,071
April 2, 2013
Method and apparatus for treatment planning using implanted radioactive sources
Inventors: Douglass Henderson, Bruce Thomadsen, Vibha Chaswel
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 12/413256
Filed: Mard 27, 2009

 

8,425,541
April 23, 2013
Aneurysm occlusion device containing bioactive and biocompatible copolymer shell and a liquid embolic agent
Inventors: Crone, Wendy C. (Madison, WI); Masters, Kristyn S. (Madison, WI); Moftakhar, Roham (Madison, WI); Xu, Fangmin (Madison, WI); Kienitz, Beverly Aagaard (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl No.: 12/110,084
Filed: April 25, 2008

 

8,425,542
April 23, 2013
Aneurysm occlusion device containing bioactive and biocompatible copolymer shell and biocompatible metallic frame member
Inventors: Crone, Wendy C. (Madison, WI); Masters, Kristyn S. (Madison, WI); Moftakhar, Roham (Madison, WI); Xu, Fangmin (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl No.: 12/110,094
Filed: April 25, 2008

 

8,309,915
November 13, 2012
Mass spectrometer using an accelerating traveling wave
Inventors: Mackie, Thomas R. (Verona, WI); Bisognano, Joseph J. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 12/419,745
Filed: April 7, 2009

 

8,278,406
October 2, 2012
Bioactive and biocompatible polyurethane-buthanediol-glycosaminoglycan salt copolymers
Inventors: Crone, Wendy C. (Madison, WI); Masters, Kristyn S. (Madison, WI); Xu, Fangmin (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl No.: 12/110,096
Filed: April 25, 2008

 

8,269,196
September 18, 2012
Heavy ion radiation therapy system with stair-step modulation
Inventors: Mackie, Thomas R. (Verona, WI); Hill, Patrick M. (Madison, WI); Al-sadah, Jihad H. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl No.: 12/439,440
Filed: February 27, 2008

 

8,154,001
April 10, 2012
Ion radiation therapy system with variable beam resolution
Inventors: Mackie, Thomas R. (Verona, WI); Flynn, Ryan Thomas (Iowa City, IA)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl No.: 12/813,291
Filed: June 10, 2010

 

8,129,701
March 6, 2012
Areal modulator for intensity modulated radiation therapy
Inventors: Mackie, Thomas R. (Verona, WI); Al-Sadah, Jihad H. (Madison, WI); Westerly, David C. (Madison, WI); Hill, Patrick M. (Madison, WI)
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 12/038,659
Filed: February 27, 2008

 

7,947,329
May 24, 2011
Nano-Crystalline diamond coatings for micro-cutting tools
Inventors: Anirudha Sumant, Robert Carpick, Frank Pfefferkorn, Patrick Heaney
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 11/520432
Filed: September 13, 2006

 

7,875,090
January 25, 2011
Method and apparatus to produce synthesis gas via flash pyrolysis and gasification in a molten liquid
Inventors: Mark Dietenberger, Mark Anderson
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Association (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 12/108747
Filed: April 24, 2008

 

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

 

6,827,870
December 7, 2004
Method and apparatus for etching and deposition using micro-plasmas
Inventors: Yogesh Gianchandani, Chester Wilson
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 09/686259
Filed: October 11, 2000

 

6,686,998
February 3, 2004
Method and apparatus for glow discharges with liquid microelectrodes
Inventors: Yogesh Gianchandani, Chester Wilson
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.: 09/997799
Filed: November 30, 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

 

4,129,772
December 12, 1978
Electrode structures for high energy high temperature plasmas
Inventors: Gerald Navratil, George Neil
Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Appl. No.:  731801
Filed: October 12, 1976

 

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