Our Patents

PADT employees are listed as co-inventor on over 68 patents, underscoring how we make innovation work for our customers.

Patents Awarded

US Patent #: 5,161,945
November 10, 1992
Turbine engine interstage seal
Rob C. Rowan
US Patent #: 5,485,868
July 23, 1996
Fast acting high output valve
Eric Miller
US Patent #: 6,019,580
February 1, 2000
Turbine blade attachment stress reduction rings
Mark C. Johnson
US Patent #: 6,124,051
September 26, 2000
Fuel cell stack with novel cooling and gas distribution systems
Mark C. Johnson
US Patent #: 6,161,500
December 19, 2000
Apparatus and method for preventing the premature mixture of reactant gases in CVD and PECVD reactions
Robert C. Rowan
US Patent #: 6,395,095
May 28, 2002
Process apparatus and method for improved plasma processing of a substrate
US Patent #: 6,412,173 B1
July 2, 2002
Miniature turbomolecular pump
Mark C. Johnson, Michael R. McNamee, Jason L. Addink
US Patent #: 6,586,128 B1
July 1, 2003
Differential pressure fluid flow fields for fuel cells
Mark C. Johnson
US Patent #: 6,589,033 B1
July 8, 2003
Unitary sliding vane compressor-expander and electrical generation system
Mark C. Johnson, Eric R. Miller, Jason L. Addink, Jorge L. Rosales, Bradley B. Rogers
Method and apparatus for coating a substrate in a vacuum US Patent #: 6,830,626 B1
December 14, 2004
Method and apparatus for coating a substrate in a vacuum
Robert C. Rowan
US Patent #: 7,001,491 B2
February 21, 2006
Vacuum-processing chamber-shield and multi-chamber pumping method
Robert C. Rowan
US Patent #: 7,001,482 B2
February 21, 2006
Method and apparatus for improved focus ring
Michael Landis
US Patent #: 7,306,707 B2
December 11, 2007
Adaptable processing element for a processing system and a method of making the same
Michael Landis
US Patent #: 7,513,755 B2
April 7, 2009
Submerged motor and pump assembly
Mark C. Johnson, Jason L. Addink, Scott D. Klopfenstein
US Patent #: 8,079,829 B2
December 20, 2011
Submerged DC brushless motor and pump
Mark C. Johnson
US Patent #: 8,516,884 B2
August 27, 2013
Shielded prosthetic component
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,641,729 B2
February 4, 2014
Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures
Scott D. Klopfenstein, Jason L. Addink
US Patent #: 8,661,893 B2
March 4, 2014
Prosthetic component having a compliant surface
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,679,186 B2
March 25, 2014
Hermetically sealed prosthetic component and method therefor
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,690,888 B2
April 8, 2014
Modular active spine tool for measuring vertebral load and position of load
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,696,756 B2
April 15, 2014
Muscular-skeletal force, pressure, and load measurement system and method
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,701,484 B2
April 22, 2014
Small form factor medical sensor structure and method therefor
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,707,782 B2
April 29, 2014
Prosthetic component for monitoring synovial fluid and method
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,714,009 B2
May 6, 2014
Shielded capacitor sensor system for medical applications and method
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,720,270 B2
May 13, 2014
Prosthetic component for monitoring joint health
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,746,062 B2
June 10, 2014
Medical measurement system and method
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,777,877 B2
July 15, 2014
Spine tool for measuring vertebral load and position of load
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,784,339 B2
July 22, 2014
Spinal instrument for measuring load and position of load
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,826,733 B2
September 7, 2014
Sensored prosthetic component and method
Andrew U. Chase
US Patent #: 8,839,796 B2
September 23, 2014
Apparatus and system for augmented detainee restraint
Donald L. Pegg
US Patent #: 8,906,040 B2
December 9, 2014
Systems and techniques for minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures
Jason L. Addink, Scott D. Klopfenstein, Aaron B. Moncur
US Patent #: 8,926,530 B2
January 6, 2015
Orthopedic insert measuring system for having a sterilized cavity
Andrew U. Chase
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Protecting Customer Intellectual Property with Patents

When our engineers work with customers, we bring innovation and creativity to the discussion.  And, in most cases, the intellectual property we develop is assigned to the customer, we only ask that our team be listed as co-inventors on the patents. 

If you have an idea, or need solutions to engineering challenges for your new product, consider PADT as your product development partner. 

 

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