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Technology

More Flexible Microlens Assembly

‘Variable-focus’ lenses are lenses that have adjustable focal lengths. Liquid-based, miniaturized lenses of this type are useful in photonics, display systems and biomedical tools. However...
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Hongrui Jiang, Chenhui Li | P120362US01

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Hybrid Electrostatic Actuator

A hybrid electrostatic actuator for use in conjunction with microfluidic devices, microlenses, optical irises and flat panel displays is provided. The hybrid electrostatic actuator includes a substrat...
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Hongrui Jiang, Alireza Ousati Ashtiani | P190157US01

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Capacitive Touch Sensor

A capacitive touch sensor is provided, The capacitive touch sensor includes a plate having an upper surface and lying in a plate plane. A generally planar, first electrode is spaced from the plate alo...
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Hongrui Jiang, Jayer Fernandes | P160417US01

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Variable-Focus Lens Assembly

One component of lab-on-a-chip technology is on-chip microlenses for optical analysis. Prior investigators have demonstrated tiny optical lenses with variable focal lengths. These lenses use specializ...
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Hongrui Jiang, Abhishek Agarwal, Liang Dong, David Beebe | P05131US

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Prolonging Solar Cell Life

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have attracted tremendous attention because they are cheap and efficient. The DSSCs with the highest power conversion efficiency (greater than 12 percent) are based ...
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Hongrui Jiang, Xi Zhang, Xuezhen Huang | P130136US01

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Solar Cells Track Sun

Maximizing how much sunlight strikes a solar panel is one tactic to boost efficiency. Some approaches have tried to imitate heliotropic plants by repositioning the panels to follow the sun. Unfortunat...
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Hongrui Jiang, Chensha Li, Ye Liu | P120269US01

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Bioagent Detection Device

Because potential biological attacks against civilian populations have become an important issue for homeland security, practical and efficient biosensors are needed. However, no currently available b...
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Hongrui Jiang, David Beebe | P04357US

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High Efficiency Room Temperature Infrared Sensor

An infrared (IR) detection sensor for detecting IR radiation. The IR detection sensor including a plurality of nanowires positioned adjacent to each other so as to define a layer. The layer has an out...
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Hongrui Jiang, Seyyed Mohammad Moghimi | P180031US01

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Tunable, Silicon-Based Fresnel Lenses

A Fresnel lens or ‘zone plate’ is a type of compact lens made of concentric rings that alternate between opaque and transparent materials. The design is lighter and smaller than conventional lense...
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Hongrui Jiang, Yen-Sheng Lu, Hewei Liu | P140128US01

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