David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Noel A Heiks: Optoelectronic component with encapsulant. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Jonathan D Baskin, April 24, 2007: US07208725 (246 worldwide citation)

Provided are optoelectronic components which include a substrate having a front surface, a back surface and a trench in the front surface, an optoelectronic device in the trench, and an encapsulant filling the trench frush to the front surface, wherein the encapsulant provides an optical surface.

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer: Deposition of silicon germanium on silicon-on-insulator structures and bulk substrates. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 24, 2007: US07208354 (85 worldwide citation)

Methods are provided for producing SiGe-on-insulator structures and for forming strain-relaxed SiGe layers on silicon while minimizing defects. Amorphous SiGe layers are deposited by CVD from trisilane and GeH4. The amorphous SiGe layers are recrystallized over silicon by melt or solid phase epitaxy ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai: Self-configuring distributed switch. Nortel Networks, McGuinness & Manaras, April 24, 2007: US07209454 (2 worldwide citation)

An optical channel switch comprising independent optical space switches interconnects electronic data-switch modules to form a high-capacity wide-coverage network. The optical channel switch connects incoming wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) links each originating from a data-switch module to o ...




Russell Heinrich, Frank J Viola: Electrosurgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 24, 2007: US07207471 (581 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical stapling apparatus is provided which uses thermogenic energy as well as surgical fasteners or staples for strengthening tissue, providing hemostasis, tissue joining or welding. The thermogenic energy also strengthens tissue in proximity to a staple line and knife cut line and prov ...

Peter Michael Wukusick, Richard F Schwemberger: Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh & Flaxman, April 24, 2007: US07207472 (404 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument adapted for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue includes a cartridge module having a cartridge housing containing a plurality of surgical fasteners and a knife. The cartridge module includes a driver disposed to push surgical fasteners out of the cartridge ...

Mary I Frecker, Randy S Haluck, Ryan P Dziedzic, Jeremy R Schadler: Multifunctional tool and method for minimally invasive surgery. The Penn State Research Foundation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, April 24, 2007: US07208005 (403 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for minimally invasive surgery. The apparatus can comprise a tool which includes a multi-functioning end effector for insertion into a patient, a user control adapted for use by the surgeon external of the patient, and an intermediate section between the end effector and the ...

Jason H Safabash, Susan M McConnell, Randy W Adair, Jeffery V Funderburk, April A Marano, Jeffrey F Field: Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same. Medtronic MiniMed, April 24, 2007: US07207974 (369 worldwide citation)

An insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient, including: a device housing and a carrier body for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body includes a receiving structure t ...