Jennifer Petoff Brian Goodall
Brian Leslie Goodall, Jennifer Lynn Petoff, Han Shen: Catalytic composition and its preparation and use for preparing polymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers. Rohm and Haas Company, Richard R Clikeman, February 6, 2007: US07172986

A catalytic composition, including a cationic metal-pair complex, is disclosed, along with a method for its preparation. A method for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers using the catalytic composition, and the addition polymers produced thereby are also disclosed.

Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi, Ping Li: Method and apparatus for performing block caching in a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, February 6, 2007: US07174440 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for caching updates or new data associated with a logical block are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for processing contents associated with blocks of a non-volatile memory includes obtaining a first set of contents that is associated with a ...

Craig Allen
Jeremy Aaron Abel, Satyajit Deb, Thomas Michael McKeon, Steven Michael Schennum, Craig Allen White: Touch sensitive flashlight. Creata Retail, D Peter Hochberg, Sean Mellino, February 6, 2007: US07172313 (5 worldwide citation)

A flashlight having a non-conductive housing, an electric power source, a light source, and two nodes disposed on external surfaces of the non-conductive housing, wherein the flashlight is adapted to allow electric current to flow from the power source through the light source when both of the two n ...

Katherina Babich
Katherina Babich, Elbert Huang, Arpan P Mahorowala, David R Medeiros, Dirk Pfeiffer, Karen Temple: Antireflective hardmask and uses thereof. International Business Machines Corporation, Ryan Mason & Lewis, Daniel P Morris Esq, February 6, 2007: US07172849 (4 worldwide citation)

Antireflective hardmask compositions and techniques for the use of antireflective hardmask compositions for processing of semiconductor devices are provided. In one aspect of the invention, an antireflective hardmask layer for lithography is provided. The antireflective hardmask layer comprises a ca ...

Olivier Benoit
Olivier Benoit: Modular exponentiation algorithm in an electronic component using a public key encryption algorithm. Gemplus, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, February 6, 2007: US07174016

The present invention concerns an anti-SPA modular exponentiation algorithm in an electronic component using a public key ciphering algorithm. A pair of registers and an indicator are used to provide symmetrical processing of bits in the algorithm, so that the values of individual bits cannot be det ...

Paul A Scirica, Roman Czernik: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 6, 2007: US07172104 (453 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a loading unit for use with and/or supportable on a distal end of a surgical stapling apparatus. The loading unit includes a housing portion including a connecting feature, preferably in the form of a pair of axially oriented and diametrically opposed slots formed ...

David White, Taber H Smith: Characterization and verification for integrated circuit designs. Praesagus, Bingham McCutchen, February 6, 2007: US07174520 (260 worldwide citation)

Variations are characterized in feature dimensions of an integrated circuit that is to be fabricated in accordance with a design by a process that produces topographical variation in the integrated circuit, the variations in feature dimension being caused by the topographical variations. The process ...

David L Marvit, Hitoshi Matsumoto: Gesture identification of controlled devices. Fujitsu, Baker Botts L, February 6, 2007: US07173604 (247 worldwide citation)

A handheld device includes a gesture database maintaining a plurality of gestures, each gesture defined by a motion of the device with respect to a first position of the handheld device. The gestures comprise a plurality of remote command gestures and at least one device selection gesture. The devic ...

Stephen C Kenyon, Laura Simkins: Audio identification system and method. Iceberg, Katten Muchin Rosenman, February 6, 2007: US07174293 (226 worldwide citation)

A method and system for direct audio capture and identification of the captured audio. A user may then be offered the opportunity to purchase recordings directly over the Internet or similar outlet. The system preferably includes one or more user-carried portable audio capture devices that employ a ...

Sergey Anatolievich Gorobets, Reuven Elhamias, Carlos J Gonzalez, Kevin M Conley: Corrected data storage and handling methods. SanDisk Corporation, Parsons Hsue & de Runtz, February 6, 2007: US07173852 (208 worldwide citation)

In order to maintain the integrity of data stored in a flash memory that are susceptible to being disturbed by operations in adjacent regions of the memory, disturb events cause the data to be read, corrected and re-written before becoming so corrupted that valid data cannot be recovered. The someti ...