William H. Gates III
Kristian L M Andaker, William H Gates III, Max G Morris: Integration of voice and data channels. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, September 12, 2006: US07106725 (7 worldwide citation)

Integrated voice and data channel communications. Browsing and source computing devices establish a first data channel. The browser transmits its data address to the source. The source then correlates that data address to a browse session identifier that may be dialed using a telephone keypad. The s ...

Jeff Nause, Shanthi Ganesan: High-electron mobility transistor with zinc oxide. Cermet, Alston & Bird, September 12, 2006: US07105868 (2711 worldwide citation)

A zinc oxide (ZnO) field effect transistor exhibits large input amplitude by using a gate insulating layer. A channel layer and the gate insulating layer are sequentially laminated on a substrate. A gate electrode is formed on the gate insulating layer. A source contact and a drain contact are dispo ...

Jay L Gainsboro, Charles Margosian: Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access. T Netix, Fenwick & West, September 12, 2006: US07106843 (321 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing institutional telephone activity utilizing a computer-based telephony management unit to connect institutional telephones with outside telephone lines. The unit provides institutional users with fully automated, direct dial and collect calling privileges for local ...

Tim A von Kaenel, David Neil Dyrnaes, C Suresh Kumar, Jared Paul Wayman, Jonathan David Goodwin, Craig Evan Trivelpiece, Joseph Mihalich, Anthony Page Jenkins, Richard Hoyt Odom Jr, Mark Andrew Stier, Anne Janetta Obee: Method, system, and program for an improved enterprise spatial system. Questerra Corporation, Janaki K Davoa, Konrad Raynes & Victor, September 12, 2006: US07107285 (283 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method, system, and program for providing access to spatial data. A request for data is received. Enterprise and third party data are integrated. The integrated data is processed. Spatially referenced results are generated using the processed data. The spatially referenced results are ...

Anand Prahlad, Andreas May, Zhao Wang, Randy Demeno, Tinku Iyer: System and method for archiving objects in an information store. CommVault Systems, September 12, 2006: US07107298 (274 worldwide citation)

The invention relates generally to archiving data items in an information store. More particularly, the invention provides a computerized method for identifying, in a first information store, a first data item satisfying retention criteria; copying the first data item to a second information store; ...

Zvi Or Bach, Laurence Cooke, Adrian Apostol, Romeo Iacobut: Semiconductor device. eASIC Corporation, Venable, Jeffrey W Gluck, September 12, 2006: US07105871 (265 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device may include a borderless logic array and area I/Os. The logic array may comprise a repeating core, and at least one of the area I/Os may be a configurable I/O. Furthermore, the configurable I/O may comprise at least one metal layer that is the same for all I/O configurations.

Harold J Vinegar, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Kevin Albert Maher, George Leo Stegemeier, Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation. Shell Oil Company, September 12, 2006: US07104319 (264 worldwide citation)

An in situ process for treating a diatomite 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 more h ...

Burghardt Krohn: Fastening means and process for its manufacture. Joh Friedrich Behrens, Peter J Bilinski, September 12, 2006: US07104741 (263 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a fastener device that includes a base portion. At least one shank is coupled to the base portion. The at least one shank includes an end configured to be driven into a material. The at least one shank also includes a weakened shank region disposed between a firs ...

Peter M Bonutti: Method of performing surgery. MarcTec, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco, Paul D Bianco, Martin Fleit, September 12, 2006: US07104996 (246 worldwide citation)

An improved method of performing surgery on a joint in a patient's body, such as a knee, includes making an incision in a knee portion of one leg while a lower portion of the one leg is extending downward from an upper portion of the one leg and while a foot connected with the lower portion of the o ...

David Lionberger, Rand Lionberger: Cutting guide apparatus and surgical method for use in knee arthroplasty. Laura G Barrow, September 12, 2006: US07104997 (239 worldwide citation)

Novel cutting guides and surgical methods for use in knee arthroplasty are described. Embodiments of the inventive cutting guide apparatus include fixed and adjustable cutting guide blocks having a series of slots designed to accommodate a cutting saw. The cutting guides and surgical method are desi ...