Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate
Egbert Woelk, Deodatta Vinayak Shenai Khatkhate: Method of depositing germanium-containing films. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, S Matthew Cairns, November 28, 2006: US07141488 (9 worldwide citation)

Germanium compounds suitable for use as vapor phase deposition precursors for germanium films are provided. Methods of depositing films containing germanium using such compounds are also provided. Such germanium films are particularly useful in the manufacture of electronic devices.

Eugene Fitzgerald
Minjoo L Lee, Christopher W Leitz, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Structures with planar strained layers. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Goodwin Procter, November 28, 2006: US07141820 (7 worldwide citation)

A structure including a compressively strained semiconductor layer, the compressively strained layer having a strain greater than or equal to 0.25%. A tensilely strained semiconductor layer may be formed over the compressively strained layer. The compressively strained layer is substantially planar, ...

Karl H Ehrenfels, David Ivanko, Randolph F Lehn, Roberto Pedros, Csaba L Rethy, Frank J Viola: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 28, 2006: US07140527 (556 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section with the cartridge and anvil half-sections being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a fully clamped position. The apparatus includes a replaceable staple cartridge assembly havi ...

Karen L Fincher, Stanislaw Flasinski, Jack Q Wilkinson: Glyphosate resistant plants using hybrid promoter constructs. Monsanto Technology, Todd M Rands, Howrey, November 28, 2006: US07141722 (519 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel plant expression constructs. More specifically the present invention provides DNA constructs comprising 5′ regulatory sequences for modulating the expression of operably linked genes in plants.

Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, November 28, 2006: US07140528 (486 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engages the anvil during distal firing movements, wherein the tissue is severed and stapled driven upward from the staple cartridge to form against the anvil. In particular, a wedge integral to the staple cartrid ...

Massi E Kiani, Mohamed Diab, Ammar Al Ali, Walter M Weber: Parameter compensated physiological monitor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 28, 2006: US07142901 (440 worldwide citation)

A monitor has a primary input from which a spectral characteristic of a tissue site can be derived. The monitor also has a secondary input from which at least one parameter can be determined. A compensation relationship of the spectral characteristic, the parameter and a compensated physiological me ...

Elizabeth Charnock, Steven L Roberts, David J Holsinger: Method and apparatus for sociological data mining. Cataphorn, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, Judith A Szepesi, November 28, 2006: US07143091 (299 worldwide citation)

A processing system for retrieving interrelated documents is described. The system comprises a document repository for storing a plurality of documents, a metadata repository for storing a plurality of metadata elements to represent relations between the documents, and a sociological analysis engine ...

Richard A Rosa, Vernon R Hartdegen, Eric A Stookey, Brian R Harris Jr, Robert M Fencl: Methods of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement. Wright Medical Technology, November 28, 2006: US07141053 (271 worldwide citation)

A method of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement includes accessing a knee through a minimal incision, forming a planar surface along a tibial plateau of the knee, forming a planar posterior surface along a posterior aspect of the corresponding femoral condyle, resurfacing a distal a ...

Natarajan Ramachandran: Multi-account card with magnetic stripe data and electronic ink display being changeable to correspond to a selected account. Diebold Self Service Systems division of Diebold Incorporated, Daniel D Wasil, Ralph E Jocke, Walker & Jocke, November 28, 2006: US07140550 (244 worldwide citation)

A multifunction card includes a programmable memory, a magnetic stripe, and an electronic ink display. The programmable memory is able to store corresponding account data and image data for a plurality of different accounts. The card holder is able to use a portable terminal to select one of the acc ...

Darryl Black, Anne K Winiewicz: Internal network device dynamic health monitoring. CIENA Corporation, Dougherty Clements, Christopher L Bernard, Tyler S Brown, November 28, 2006: US07143153 (208 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for internal network device dynamic health monitoring. To increase network device availability, internal network device evaluations of resource attributes are conducted against threshold expressions and network managers are notified of any thresh ...