Dr Raj C Thiagarajan ATOA Scientific Technologies Dr Raj C Thiagarajan ATOA Scientific Technologies
Tansen Dhananjay Chaudhari, Chinniah Thiagarajan, Poovanna Kushalappa Theethira, Stephen Shuler, Eric Jon Jaarda: Energy absorbing articles. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, January 9, 2007: US07160621 (47 worldwide citation)

An article comprises a plurality of auxetic structures wherein the auxetic structures are of size greater than about 1 mm. The article also comprises at least one cell boundary that is structurally coupled to the auxetic structures. The cell boundary is configured to resist a deformation of the auxe ...

Keith Everett
Keith Everett: LED array for illuminating cell well plates and automated rack system for handling the same. Biolex, Alston & Bird, January 9, 2007: US07160717 (20 worldwide citation)

An assembly for promoting the growth of plant tissues that includes a plurality of plates each defining an array of wells wherein each of the wells contains a tissue sample. Support for the plates is provided by a rack having a plurality of vertically stacked shelves that may include one or more reg ...

Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Stephanie Serreau, Julien Jacquel: Method for producing acrylic acid from propane in the absence of molecular oxygen. Arkema France, January 9, 2007: US07161028 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns a method for producing acrylic acid from propane in the absence of molecular oxygen. Said method is characterized in that it consists in passing a gas mixture free of molecular oxygen and comprising propane, water vapour, as well as, optionally, an inert gas, over a catalyst i ...

Erwin Meinders
Lankhorst Martijn H R, Meinders Erwin R, Wolters Robertus A M, Widdershoven Franciscus P: Electric device comprising phase change material. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, January 9, 2007: KR1020067019944

The electric device (100) according to the invention has a resistor comprising a layer (7, 107) of a phase change material which is changeable between a first phase with a first electrical resistivity and a second phase with a second electrical resistivity different from the first electrical resisti ...


David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healtcare Group, January 9, 2007: US07159750 (706 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a Simple Use Loading Unit (“SULU”) [SULU]. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body p ...

Ali Baily: Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy. Sherwood Services, January 9, 2007: US07160299 (610 worldwide citation)

A method of fusing biomaterial and tissue using radiofrequency energy includes the steps of: providing a vessel sealing instrument having opposing jaw members which are movable relative to one another to compress tissue therebetween. The vessel sealing instrument includes at least one stop member af ...

Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand: Renal nerve stimulation method and apparatus for treatment of patients. Ardian, Perkins Coie, January 9, 2007: US07162303 (494 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treatment of heart failure, hypertension and renal failure by stimulating the renal nerve. The goal of therapy is to reduce sympathetic activity of the renal nerve. Therapy is accomplished by at least partially blocking the nerve with drug infusion or electrostimulation. A ...

Rob Pearson, Steve A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Kee S Lee, Jessica Liang, Martha Getaneh: Tissue ablation apparatus and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, January 9, 2007: US07160296 (312 worldwide citation)

A tissue-ablation method and apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of RF ablation electrodes, and a plurality of sensor elements, each movable from retracted to deployed positions in a tissue to be ablated. A control device in the apparatus is operatively connected to the elect ...

Joseph Walczyk, Dieter Fauth, David Holzhauer, Robert M Hussey, Barry Keys, Joseph Livingston, Michael D Robinson: Customizable optical reader. Hand Held Products, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, January 9, 2007: US07159783 (292 worldwide citation)

An optical reader, which is operable in a “host commands” mode and a “host routines” mode. In the “host commands” mode, the reader receives and executes a script routine module from a host. In the “host routines” mode, the reader receives a script routine Module identifier from the host, and the rea ...