Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Masud Beroz, Ronald Green, Ilyas Mohammed, Stuart E Wilson, Wael Zohni, Yoichi Kubota, Jesse Burl Thompson: Microelectronic packages and methods therefor. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, February 13, 2007: US07176043 (26 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic package includes a microelectronic element having faces and contacts and a flexible substrate spaced from and overlying a first face of the microelectronic element. The package also includes a plurality of conductive posts extending from the flexible substrate and projecting away f ...

Keith Everett
R Edward Branson, Keith Everett, Bob Hester, Timothy B Vickers: Bioreactor for growing biological materials supported on a liquid surface. Biolex, Alston & Bird, February 13, 2007: US07176024 (16 worldwide citation)

A bioreactor assembly of the present invention for holding a media and supporting growth of a plurality of plants. The assembly includes a light source and a container having a light transmissive wall structure and defining a reservoir. A major axis of the reservoir is substantially horizontal allow ...

Robert Senzig
Srikanth Suryanarayanan, Rakesh Mullick, Vidya Pundalik Kamath, Yogisha Mallya, Robert F Senzig: Method and apparatus for partitioning a volume. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, February 13, 2007: US07177453 (8 worldwide citation)

A technique is provided for partitioning an imaged volume into two or more sub-volumes. The technique identifies partition lines which separate the sub-volumes by generating a profile, such as a bone profile, which is then analyzed to determine the placement of the partition lines. In one embodiment ...

Katherina Babich
Katherina E Babich, Alfred Grill, Arpan P Mahorowala, Dirk P Pfeiffer: Water and aqueous base soluble antireflective coating/hardmask materials. International Business Machines Corporation, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, February 13, 2007: US07175966 (5 worldwide citation)

A multilayer lithographic structure which includes a substrate, having on a major surface thereof a first layer including a water and/or aqueous base soluble material which includes Ge, O, and H, and optionally X, wherein X is at least one of Si, N, and F; and disposed on the first layer a second la ...

Dieter Joos
Dieter Joos, Marc Borremans: Differential low noise amplifier with low power consumption. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, James H Morris, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 13, 2007: US07176759 (3 worldwide citation)

A low noise differential amplifier has a pair of single ended common-gate or common-base circuits and cross coupling of an input of one of the pair to the gate or base of the other one of the pair. This cross-coupling puts the differential input voltage over the Gate-Source of the common-gate transi ...

Patrick Taylor, Scott Mewett, Philip C Brass, Theodore R Doty: Vulnerability assessment and authentication of a computer by a local scanner. Internet Security Systems, King & Spalding, February 13, 2007: US07178166 (252 worldwide citation)

Providing a user with assurance that a computer is secure based on a vulnerability assessment completed by a browser-compatible scanner operating on the computer. If the scanner finds a vulnerability, the scanner can inform the user that the machine is or may be compromised, or repair the vulnerabil ...

Luca G Fasoli, Roy E Scheuerlein: Integrated circuit including memory array incorporating multiple types of NAND string structures. SanDisk 3D, Zagorin O Brien Graham, February 13, 2007: US07177191 (227 worldwide citation)

A monolithic integrated circuit includes a memory array having first and second groups of NAND strings, each NAND string comprising at least two series-connected devices and coupled at one end to an associated global array line. NAND strings of the first and second groups differ in at least one phys ...

Thomas Laidig, Jang Fung Chen, Xuelong Shi, Ralph Schlief, Uwe Hollerbach, Kurt E Wampler: Method of two dimensional feature model calibration and optimization. ASML Masktools, McDermott Will & Emery, February 13, 2007: US07175940 (224 worldwide citation)

A method for generating a photolithography mask for optically transferring a pattern formed in the mask onto a substrate utilizing an imaging system. The method includes the steps of: (a) defining a set of calibration patterns, which are represented in a data format; (b) printing the calibration pat ...

Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey J Blewett, James F Marino: Nerve proximity and status detection system and method. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, February 13, 2007: US07177677 (205 worldwide citation)

A method and system is disclosed for detecting proximity of a nerve to a proximity electrode and status of nerve. The method of detecting the proximity of the nerve to the proximity electrode applies a first electrical signal with multiple current levels to a calibration electrode. The method applie ...

Alexander Khairkhahan: Percutaneous transcatheter heart valve replacement. Townsend & Townsend & Crew, Mark D Barrish, February 13, 2007: US07175656 (199 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improved devices and methods for replacing or repairing a malfunctioning heart valve. In particular, improved minimally invasive methods and devices are provided for percutaneous transcatheter implantation of expansible prosthetic heart valves within or adjacent a valv ...