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Company Information:

Company Name: TINI ALLOY CO.
City: San Leandro
State: CA
Zip+4: 94577
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (510) 483-9676

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,316,459.00 22
SBIR Phase II $4,612,652.00 10

Award List:

ELECTRICAL BRAILLE PAGE OUTPUT DEVICE USING NITINOL SMA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTRICAL BRAILLE PAGE OUTPUT DEVICE USING NITINOL SMA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $229,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is a page-format, electronic-ally controlled braile output device for blind computer users. each dot, six of which constitute a braille charac- ter, is actuated by a short length of fine-gauge wire. the wire is made of a shape-memory alloy: nitinol. this methodhas… More

SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY TACTILE FEEDBACK ACTUATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr a david johnson
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Shape-memory alloys (smas) such as nitinol respond to temperature changes by framatic alteration of their physical stiffness and/or shape. the shape recovery, which depends upon a crystalline phase change, may be initiated by heat from electrical resistance heating of the sma element itself.… More

DIGITAL STORAGE DEVICE USING THIN-FILM SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A David Johnson Ph D
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SEMICONDUCTOR-TINI JUNCTION ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,940.00
Abstract:
At the junction of a semiconductor and a metal, the initial mismatch in chemical potentials of the two materials leads to an electric field in the semiconductor as a charge crosses the interface to equalize these potentials. the resulting electric field or depletion width affects the… More

MULTIPLE-CHARACTER REFRESHABLE BRAILLE X-Y SCANNER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $45,000.00
Abstract:
Commercially available electronic braille output devices forpersonal computer users are generally limited to a single line of 20 characters. such devices are of limited utility in processing documents in which content is related to format. a full-page display is desirable, and efforts are under way… More

DIGITAL STORAGE DEVICE USING THIN-FILM SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A David Johnson Ph D
Award Amount: $667,169.00
Abstract:
The need for high volume, high speed digital data recording,storage and retrieval systems is growing rapidly. over the past decade quantum increases in storage capacity and data transfer rates have been met by still greater demand. magnetic media technology is approaching its practical limits of… More

SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY HEART VALVE CLAMPING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A David Johnson
Award Amount: $48,898.00
Abstract:
An overwhelming majority of mechanical heart valves are constructed using parts coated with pyrolytic carbon because of its incredible wear characteristics, biocompatibility, and nonthrombogenicity. unfortunately, current designs require that the pyrolytic carbon componentsbe deformed (stressed) and… More

HIGH-FORCE MICROACTUATOR USING NICKEL-TITANIUM SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr A David Johnson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

HIGH-FORCE MICROACTUATOR USING NICKEL-TITANIUM SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr A David Johnson
Award Amount: $249,334.00
Abstract:
Tini alloy company proposes to develop high-force micro-actuators using vacuum deposited shape-memory alloys. improved micro-actuators are needed for micro-mechanical devices now being researched in laboratories (and which will reach market maturity in a few years) and for at least one device now in… More

TACTILE FEEDBACK OUTPUT DEVICE FOR SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to make available a new type of sensory device: acompact multiple-stimulator tactile array mounted so that computer-generated images may be sensed by the finger tip. this device will augment visual output to enable multi-sensory perception of surface texture as measured by ascanning… More

MICRO-ACTUATOR VALVE EMPLOYING SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY FILM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: A. Johnson
Award Amount: $51,934.00

MICRO-ACTUATOR VALVE EMPLOYING SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY FILM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: A. Johnson
Award Amount: $245,421.00
Abstract:
By combining silicon micromachining techniques with shape-memory alloy in the form of sputtered films, it is possible to make compact forceful micro-actuators. such devices are useful in valves and pumps for implantable drug delivery systems and, in combination with microsensors, in miniature robots… More

POINTING KEYBOARD AND TACTILE FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR BLIND COMPUTER ACCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: A David Johnson Phd , President
Award Amount: $39,982.00

Low-Cost, Compact, Non-Explosive Pin Puller for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John D. Busch
Award Amount: $49,763.00

POINTING KEYBOARD AND TACTILE FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR BLIND COMPUTER ACCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: A David Johnson Phd , President
Award Amount: $240,102.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is a refreshable "braille" system to make screen and page formatted information accessible to blind computer users. mechanical tactile stimuli are presented to individual fingers, representing dots of braille-coded characters, so that reading is the inverse of writing with a… More

Low-Cost, Compact, Non-Explosive Pin Puller for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John D. Busch
Award Amount: $344,662.00

Actively Cooled Infrared Sensor Window

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr A D Johnson
Award Amount: $81,188.00
Abstract:
Adiabatic heating of sensor windows produces a background of infrared radiation which may overwhelm the incoming signal from the target. This background will be present at the sensor regardless of the material used in the window. We propose to control the temperature with a flow of coolant… More

Actuator for Out-Of-Plane MEMS Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson
Award Amount: $59,912.00
Abstract:
The proposed research program is an innovative solution to a critical problem: maintaining stable distance between front and back covers in large, evacuated flat electronic visual displays. Evacuation is necessary because atmospheric pressure distorts the front and back plane surfaces. A solution… More

Microactuated Resettable Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson
Award Amount: $99,746.00
Abstract:
Present battery systems allocate a large fraction of their weight to redundant capacity and protection against open circuit battery failure. If cells are redundant instead of batteries, this excess weight can be reduced. Then each cell must have a switch to short it out in case of open-circuit… More

SBIR PHASE I: High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy Thin Film for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Valery Martynov
Award Amount: $74,823.00

FLOW CONTROLLER ON A CHIP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson , President
Award Amount: $69,932.00

TiNi Thin Film Actuated Microrelays and Microswitches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson
Award Amount: $99,890.00
Abstract:
Microrelays and microswitches are needed for space systems in order to reduce size and weight. For this purpose we propose to use TiNi thin film shape memory alloy as the actuating mechanism for micromachined switches. TiNi Alloy Company has demonstrated that TiNi thin film is capable of forceful… More

Multiple Microvalve Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,786.00

FLOW CONTROLLER ON A CHIP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson , President
Award Amount: $593,043.00

TiNi Thin Film Actuated Microrelays and Microswitches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: A. David Johnson
Award Amount: $697,015.00
Abstract:
Microrelays and microswitches are needed for space systems in order to reduce size and weight. For this purpose we propose to use TiNi thin film shape memory alloy as the actuating mechanism for micromachined switches. TiNi Alloy Company has demonstrated that TiNi thin film is capable of forceful… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. D. Johnson, President
Award Amount: $69,652.00

Latching Miniature Valve

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. 1. Johnson, President
Award Amount: $597,726.00
Abstract:
A tightly-sealing, non-corrosive miniature valve that can be baked and requires power only during on/off switching has many applications, especially in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.A tight seal (10e-10 SCCM) requires a large force. Ability to tolerate bake-out, corrosion resistance, and… More

Shape Memory Thin Film Actuated Endoluminal Microdevices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A. D. Johnson
Award Amount: $57,412.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Treatment of stroke and intracranial aneurysms will benefit from technologies that enable access and deployment of implements into small arteries in the brain. Outcomes of vascular procedures cart be improved by… More

Latching Miniature Valve

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: A. 1. Johnson, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
A tightly-sealing, non-corrosive miniature valve that can be baked and requires power only during on/off switching has many applications, especially in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.A tight seal (10e-10 SCCM) requires a large force. Ability to tolerate bake-out, corrosion resistance, and… More

High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys for Useful Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: A.David Johnson, President
Award Amount: $98,601.00
Abstract:
Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are used increasingly in aerospace, medicine, instrumentation, and consumer products. The most common SMA, based on titanium-nickel, has an upper transition temperature limit of about 100¿C. Many potential applications requirea higher transition temperature. Higher… More

High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys for Useful Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: A. D. Johnson, President
Award Amount: $749,180.00
Abstract:
A new material presents an opportunity for very compact storage of mechanical energy. Single crystal superelastic copper-based alloys fabricated by the Stepanov method can have transition temperatures ranging from -190 to +250 deg C, and all have recoverable strain of 9% and more. In the proposed… More