Jennifer Petoff Brian Goodall
Brian Leslie Goodall, Jennifer Lynn Petoff, Han Shen: Catalytic composition and its preparation and use for preparing polymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers. Rohm and Haas Company, Richard R Clikeman, August 8, 2006: US07087687 (2 worldwide citation)

A catalytic composition, including a cationic metal-pair complex, is disclosed, along with a method for its preparation. A method for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers using the catalytic composition, and the addition polymers produced thereby are also disclosed.

Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Internal maintenance schedule request for non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, August 8, 2006: US07089349 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling updates to data structures to be scheduled are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for operating a memory system with a non-volatile memory that includes a plurality of physical blocks and a plurality of data structures including a ...

Ulrich Klostermann
Daniel Braun, Peter Beer, Rainer Leuschner, Ulrich Klostermann: MRAM with vertical storage element in two layer-arrangement and field sensor. Infineon Technologies, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, August 8, 2006: US07088612 (7 worldwide citation)

A magnetic memory element including a magnetic storage element including two magnetic layers made of magnetic material, said two magnetic layers opposing each other in a parallel relationship and being vertically oriented relative to a wafer surface on which the magnetic memory element is formed, sa ...

Marc Van Damme
Geert Deroover, Marc Van Damme: Heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor. Agfa Gevaert, Leydig Voit & Mayer, August 8, 2006: US07087359

A positive working printing plate precursor is disclosed which comprises a hydrophilic support and a coating provided thereon which comprises in the order given a first layer containing an oleophilic resin soluble in an aqueous alkaline developer and a second layer comprising a water repellent-compo ...

Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical instrument and method of use. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 8, 2006: US07087054 (537 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and method for creating thermal welds in engaged tissue. In one embodiment, at least one jaw of the instrument defines a tissue engagement plane that carries a recessed central portion. In another embodiment, the controller coupled to the Rf source is adapted to swi ...

David A Nicholas, Ernie Aranyi, Boris Zvenyatsky, Paul A Matula, Stanley H Remiszewski, David T Green, Henry Bolanos: Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, August 8, 2006: US07087071 (356 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotably connected to a distal end portion of the endoscopic portion, and a retractor assemb ...

Max Levchin, Luke Paul Nosek, Peter Thiel, Scott Alan Banister: System and method for electronically exchanging value among distributed users. PayPal, Park Vaughan & Fleming, August 8, 2006: US07089208 (352 worldwide citation)

A system and method for facilitating a value exchange transaction. A first party initiates the transaction by selecting or providing an identifier of another party and the value to be exchanged. The second party may be identified by a pre-existing identifier such as an electronic mail address, telep ...

Roy Lim, Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley: Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett P L L C, August 8, 2006: US07087055 (337 worldwide citation)

A minimaly invasive spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer is adjustable between a first orientation having a reduced size to facilitate insertion between the vertebral members. A second orientation has an enlarged size for contacting the vertebral members. The spacer includes ...

Gregory Mathew Hyde: Apparatuses and methods for heart valve repair. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 8, 2006: US07087064 (334 worldwide citation)

A medical device for treating a heart having a faulty heart valve is disclosed. The medical device comprises a ligature including a first anchoring member and a second anchoring member is used. The ligature is percutaneously deployable into a patient with a faulty heart valve wherein the first ancho ...

David D Konieczynski, Thomas Vincent Doherty, Dale Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark Hall: Polyaxial bone screw. DePuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 8, 2006: US07087057 (261 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw furth ...