David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Larry J Rasnake, John J Fisher: Device package and method for the fabrication and testing thereof. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Jonathan D Baskin, October 31, 2006: US07129163 (44 worldwide citation)

Provided are methods of forming sealed via structures. One method involves: (a) providing a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; (b) forming a layer on the first surface of the substrate; (c) etching a via hole through the substrate from the ...

Ana Londergan
Ana R Londergan, Thomas E Seidel: Methods and procedures for engineering of composite conductive films by atomic layer deposition. Genus, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, October 31, 2006: US07129580 (6 worldwide citation)

A composite film comprised of three layers is formed by ALD on a substrate with a substrate interface surface. A first layer is coupled to the substrate interface surface. The first layer provides adhesion to the substrate interface surface and initiation of layer by layer ALD growth. A second layer ...

Craig Allen
Craig Allen Carroll, Brent Edward Stafford: Remotely actuated beveling systems for a miter saw. Porter Cable Delta, Hunton & Williams, October 31, 2006: US07127977 (2 worldwide citation)

A miter saw has a remotely actuated bevel angle locking system and a bevel angle adjustment assistance system with a remote override actuator so that the user does not need to reach around to the back of the miter saw to adjust the bevel angle. The remote actuator for the bevel angle locking system ...

Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, October 31, 2006: US07128253 (639 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...

Daniel L Mooradian, B Nicholas Oray: Circular stapler buttress combination. Synovis Life Technologies, Fredrikson & Byron P A, October 31, 2006: US07128748 (520 worldwide citation)

A combination medical device comprising a circular stapler instrument and one or more portions of preformed buttress material adapted to be stably positioned upon the staple cartridge and/or anvil components of the stapler prior or at the time of use. Positioned buttress material(s) are delivered to ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 31, 2006: US07128254 (505 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...

Craig M Janik: System and method for providing content, management, and interactivity for client devices. Simple Devices, Gary R Jarosik, October 31, 2006: US07130616 (496 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for providing content, management and interactivity for client devices are provided. Digital data based on user specified preferences is automatically obtained and transferred.

Michael G Mikurak: Technology sharing during demand and supply planning in a network-based supply chain environment. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, October 31, 2006: US07130807 (449 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for supplying collaborative planning by a computerized framework manager. Steps include furnishing network connections and collecting supply and demand information from business entities. Such information is analyzed and used to facilitate planning among the business ...

Magnus Hollström, Anders Borgström: Method of using a communications device together with another communications device, a communications system, a communications device and an accessory device for use in connection with a communications device. Telefonaktiegolaget LM Ericsson, October 31, 2006: US07130608 (429 worldwide citation)

A method of using a first communications device, such as a mobile telephone, together with at least one other communications device, such as a telephone, comprises the steps of playing back audio signals in the first communications device, transmitting the same audio signals to the other communicati ...

Varghese Devassy, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar: Dynamic storage device pooling in a computer system. CommVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 31, 2006: US07130970 (385 worldwide citation)

A method for dynamically allocating control of a storage device, the method comprising receiving an access request from a first computer requesting access to a storage device; directing, based upon the access request, a first storage controller computer to assume an inactive state with respect to co ...