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Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) with Adaptive Thresholds

 

An adaptive Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that adjusts the representation levels used in the conversion process so as to optimize system performance. By...

Broadband, Electrically-Small Antenna

 

The utilization of small antennas for mobile devices and for low frequency (long wavelength) applications is desired. Further, efficient use of transmission power...

Coherent Fiber Continuum Source Centered at 1040nm by In Situ Transform-Limited Pulse Compression

 

A method using standard, inexpensive components and software to generate ultra-short laser pulses of a quality currently available only from complex, costly...

A Simple Ultra-Stable Stage with Built-in Fiduciary Markers for Fluorescence Nanoscopy

 

An improved microscope stage mount with built-in fiduciary markers is used for fluorescence microscopy, and comprises: (a) an optically-transparent glass plate...

Transistor Quantum Cascade Laser

 

A method for producing light emission, including the following steps: providing a transistor structure that includes a semiconductor base region disposed between a...

EAGER: Single Quantum Dots via 2 Photon Excitation

 

This invention uses established two-photon microscopy techniques in combination with quantum-dots. Additionally, a spatial light modulator (or hologram) is used to...

Trade-off Method for Power Factor Correction

The invention recognizes that filter size can be reduced substantially as power factor is permitted to deviate below unity in systematic ways. Preferred methods of the...

A New Nixtimalization Process

 

Working together, researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Sinaloa, Mexico, have developed a new method of nixtamalization, the process of...

Self-Rolled up On-Chip Transformer for Extreme Size Reduction and Performance Enhancement

 

Inductors

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a novel design of on-chip inductors using multiple turn microtubes based on stain-...

Magnetic Field-Guided Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a magnetic field-guided, metal-assisted chemical etching technique (h-MacEtch), which applies an external...

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