Shankar M V
Gopi Chandran Ramachandran, Mukunda Srinivas Adyam, Shankar Madras Venugopal, Anant Achyut Setlur, Alok Mani Srivastava, Holly Ann Comanzo, Venkatesan Manivannan, William Winder Beers: Phosphors containing oxides of alkaline-earth and group-13 metals, and light sources incorporating the same. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, July 18, 2006: US07077980 (8 worldwide citation)

A phosphor comprises europium, at least two alkaline-earth metals, and at least a Group-13 metal. In one embodiment, the phosphor has a formula selected from the group consisting of Sr4-a-zAaEuzD12O22 and Sr4-a-zAaEuzD14O25; wherein A is at least an alkaline-earth metal other than strontium; D is an ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba: Semiconductor stacked die devices and methods of forming semiconductor stacked die devices. Rambus, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, July 18, 2006: US07078790 (7 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor devices and methods of forming semiconductor devices are described. In one embodiment, at least one conductive structure is formed within a plurality of semiconductor substrates. At least portions of one of the conductive structures have oppositely facing, exposed outer surfaces. Indiv ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, John Fisher: Optical switch assembly with flex plate and method for making. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, July 18, 2006: US07079725 (6 worldwide citation)

An optical switch and method for assembling are described. Optical arrays are mounted on a flex plate with an interface between them. The direction of certain forces on the flex plate allows coupling/decoupling of the optical arrays. The flex plate includes an area which exhibits a different flex pr ...

Katherina Babich
Katherina E Babich, Scott D Halle, David V Horak, Arpan P Mahorowala, Wesley C Natzle, Dirk Pfeiffer, Hongwen Yan: Etch selectivity enhancement for tunable etch resistant anti-reflective layer. International Business Machines Corporation, Yuanmin Cai Esq, Hoffman Warnick & D Alessandro, July 18, 2006: US07077903 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods for generating a nanostructure and for enhancing etch selectivity, and a nanostructure are disclosed. The invention implements a tunable etch-resistant anti-reflective (TERA) material integration scheme which gives high etch selectivity for both etching pattern transfer through the TERA laye ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer: Silicon optical microbench devices and wafer-level testing thereof. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, July 18, 2006: US07078671 (3 worldwide citation)

An optical microbench configured to facilitate wafer-level testing of optoelectronic devices is provided. The optical microbench includes an optoelectronic device mounted to a wafer in which the optical microbench is provided. The optical microbench also includes a beam deflector provided in the waf ...

Charles Szmanda
Brian P McDavitt, Charles R Szmanda, James R Shelnut: Manufacturing process billing system. Shipley Company L L C, Marisa J Dubuc, S Matthew Cairns, July 18, 2006: US07079910 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and system is provided for improving the efficiency of a process for manufacturing a product and begins with the step of receiving from a manufacturer a desire to manufacture a number of said products. Next, the amount of materials that is required to produce the number of products is deter ...

M Cameron Watson, Pierre Y Colin: Method and apparatus for partitioning data for storage in a database. NCR, Trop Pruner & Hu, Steve Stevens, July 18, 2006: US07080101 (609 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus enables partitioning of data to efficiently store and retrieve data relating to a database system (either a parallel or non-parallel database system). Such partitioning may be performed by receiving information associated with at least one characteristic of the data and perfor ...

Michael P Whitman: Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities. Power Medical Interventions, Kenyon & Kenyon, July 18, 2006: US07077856 (572 worldwide citation)

A medical tool comprising an electromechanical driver and a surgical instrument attachment for use in invasive surgery, including a handle coupled to a flexible sheath which is in turn coupled to a surgical attachment. The handle of the driver includes the electromechanical driver and at least one p ...

Harold J Vinegar, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Eric P de Rouffignac, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan, Scott Lee Wellington, Etuan Zhang: In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation. Shell Oil Company, July 18, 2006: US07077199 (273 worldwide citation)

An in situ process for treating an oil containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heaters to a part of the formation such that heat from the one or ...

Darren P Briggs, Brady O Bruce, Michael W Mitchell, Emile L Reed IV: Method and apparatus for selectively sharing and passively tracking communication device experiences. Fatbubble, Ernest J Beffel Jr, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, July 18, 2006: US07080139 (267 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes methods and devices for passively tracking and selectively sharing user experiences with communication devices, including computers, web-enabled telephones, and PDAs. User rating or comments on their experiences can be captured. Particular aspects of the present invent ...