Jens Nagel
Jens Nagel, Giovanni Seni: Text input method for personal digital assistants and the like. Motorola, January 2, 2007: US07158678 (35 worldwide citation)

A handheld device 100 with a graphical user interface for entering handwritten text 102. The handheld device includes word and character input areas 104, 106 within a designated input area 108. Icons 110, 112, 114, 116 and 118 are disposed at the right side of the handwriting user interface 102. A s ...

Rajiv Banavali
Rajiv Manohar Banavali, Kim Sang Ho: Pyrazinoporphyrazines as markers for liquid hydrocarbons. Rohm and Haas Company, Kenneth Crimaldi, January 2, 2007: US07157611 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for marking a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon. The method comprises adding to the liquid petroleum hydrocarbon a pyrazinoporphyrazine dye having an absorption maximum from 700 nm to 900 nm.

Craig Allen
Craig Allen Helber: Apparatus for in-wall storage of a toilet plunger. January 2, 2007: US07156476 (3 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for storing and concealing a toilet plunger in a bathroom wall. The storage apparatus comprises restraint means for compressing the toilet plunger cup or bulb and retaining it in a compressed state. In a preferred embodiment, the plunger cup or bulb is compressed to substantially less than ...

Kees Schouhamer Immink
Josephus A H M Kahlman, Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink, Gijsbert J Van Den Enden, Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Yoshihide Shinpuku, Tatsuya Narahara, Kosuke Nakamura: Modulation apparatus/method, demodulation apparatus/method and program presenting medium. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Michael E Belk, January 2, 2007: US07158060 (8 worldwide citation)

How to record and play back data at a high line density. A DSV control bit determining/inserting unit 11 inserts DSV control bits for execution of DSV control into an input data string and outputs the data string including the DSV control bits to a modulation unit 12. The modulation unit 12 converts ...

Sarah E Kim, R Scott List, Scot A Kellar: Process of vertically stacking multiple wafers supporting different active integrated circuit (IC) devices. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 2, 2007: US07157787 (495 worldwide citation)

A method of vertically stacking wafers is provided to form three-dimensional (3D) wafer stack. Such method comprising: selectively depositing a plurality of metallic lines on opposing surfaces of adjacent wafers; bonding the adjacent wafers, via the metallic lines, to establish electrical connection ...

Elazar Sonnenschein, Minelu Zonnenshein, Randal Chinnock, Lawrence Crainich: Fundoplication apparatus and method. Medigus, Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber P C, Kevin D McCarthy, January 2, 2007: US07156863 (370 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic device for the partial fundoplication for the treatment of GERD, comprises: a) a distal bending portion and a flexible portion suitable to be positioned in extended shape within the esophagus of a subject; b) a positioning assembly comprising two separate elements, one of which is loca ...

Sean T Dycus, Duane E Kerr, Darion Peterson: Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas. Sherwood Services, January 2, 2007: US07156846 (358 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic bipolar forceps includes a housing and a shaft affixed to the housing. The shaft includes a longitudinal axis defined therethrough and a pair of jaw members attached to a distal end thereof. The forceps also includes a drive assembly for moving one of the jaw members relative to the ot ...

Curtis R Richardson, Douglas A Kempel: Protective enclosure for an interactive flat-panel controlled device. Otter Products, Cochran Freund & Young, William W Cochran, January 2, 2007: US07158376 (324 worldwide citation)

A protective enclosure is disclosed for an interactive flat-panel controlled device. The protective enclosure is watertight, crush-resistant, and impact-resistant. While providing protection, the protective enclosure simultaneously allows smooth and accurate interaction with the interactive flat-pan ...

Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael Laforge: Digital mapping system. Google, Fenwick & West, January 2, 2007: US07158878 (295 worldwide citation)

Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said ...

Matthew G Liberty: 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability. Hillcrest Laboratories, Potomac Patent Group PLLC, January 2, 2007: US07158118 (280 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods according to the present invention describe 3D pointing devices which enhance usability by transforming sensed motion data from a first frame of reference (e.g., the body of the 3D pointing device) into a second frame of reference (e.g., a user's frame of reference). One exemplar ...