Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer, Keith Doran Weeks: Selective epitaxial formation of semiconductor films. Asm America, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, December 13, 2007: US20070287272-A1

Epitaxial layers are selectively formed in semiconductor windows by a cyclical process of repeated blanket deposition and selective etching. The blanket deposition phases leave non-epitaxial material over insulating regions, such as field oxide, and the selective etch phases preferentially remove no ...

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer: Dual channel heterostructure. Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, January 17, 2008: US20080014721-A1

Dual channel heterostructures comprising strained Si and strained Ge-containing layers are disclosed, along with methods for producing such structures. In preferred embodiments, a strain-relaxed buffer layer is deposited on a carrier substrate, a strained Si layer is deposited over the strain-relaxe ...

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer, Paul Brabant, Trevan Landin: Germanium Deposition. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, January 24, 2008: US20080017101-A1

A method comprises, in a reaction chamber, depositing a seed layer of germanium over a silicon-containing surface at a first temperature. The seed layer has a thickness between about one monolayer and about 1000 Å. The method further comprises, after depositing the seed layer, increasing the tempera ...

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer: Photodetectors employing germanium layers. Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, November 15, 2007: US20070262296-A1

A germanium-based photodetector comprises a p- (or n-type) germanium layer, an intrinsic single crystal germanium layer formed on the p- (or n-) type germanium layer, and an n- (or p-type) germanium layer formed on the intrinsic single crystal germanium layer. An electrically conductive contact exte ...

Matthias Bauer
Pierre Tomasini, Chantal Arena, Matthias Bauer, Nyles Cody, Ronald Bertram, Jianqing Wen, Matthew D Stephens: Methods and systems for selectively depositing si-containing films using chloropolysilanes. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, January 31, 2008: US20080026149-A1

Chloropolysilanes are utilized in methods and systems for selectively depositing thin films useful for the fabrication of various devices such as microelectronic and/or microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

Mohamed Kheir Diab, Massi E Kiani, Charles Robert Ragsdale, James M Lepper Jr: Manual and automatic probe calibration. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, June 2, 1998: US05758644 (673 worldwide citation)

The method and apparatus of the present invention provides a system wherein light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be tuned within a given range by selecting their operating drive current in order to obtain a precise wavelength. The present invention further provides a manner in which to calibrate and uti ...

Bradford D Davis, Mike Stednitz, Mark Urbanski: Spinal fixation system. Alphatec Manufacturing, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, March 18, 1997: US05611800 (411 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation system comprised of a bone mounting device, a support rod, and an attachment assembly interconnecting the bone mounting device to the support rod. The bone mounting device can include either bone screws configured to be screwed into the pedicle region of a vertebral body in the pat ...

Anthony A Nobles, Steven E Decker, Benjamin G Brosh: Suturing device and method for sealing an opening in a blood vessel or other biological structure. Sutura, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, September 12, 2000: US06117144 (323 worldwide citation)

A suturing device allows a physician to remotely seal an incision in a blood vessel or other biological tissue. The device comprises an elongated tubular body having a distal portion which is adapted to be inserted percutaneously through the incision and into the blood vessel. The distal portion has ...

Bohumir Sramek: Noninvasive continuous cardiac output monitor. BoMed Medical Mfg, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, May 22, 1984: US04450527 (307 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for using the electrical bioimpedance measurements to monitor parameters associated with blood flow in a segment of body tissue. The invention eliminates the effect of respiration from the thoracic impedance as a function of time to provide a signal indic ...

David G Matsuura, Walter Dean Gillespie, John Patrick Greelis, Charles Lowell Parsons, Mikxay Sirivong, Paul F Zupkas: Method for delivering a medication. Situs Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, February 6, 2001: US06183461 (238 worldwide citation)

A drug-infusing device is implanted into a body cavity such as a bladder. The device is implanted in an uninflated, low profile state. After insertion into the body cavity, the device is filled with a substance, such as a drug, and assumes an increased profile. After the device is filled, it is allo ...