David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Hui Luo: External cavity semi-conductor laser and method for fabrication thereof. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, November 13, 2007: US07294280 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a design for an external cavity single mode laser wherein a short optical path length for the optical cavity (e.g., ˜3 to 25 mm) provides sufficient spacing of the longitudinal modes allowing a single wavelength selective element, such as a microfabricated etalon, to p ...

Ravi Laxman
Ravi Laxman, Ashutosh Misra, Jean Marc Girard: Alkylsilanes as solvents for low vapor pressure precursors. Air Liquide Electronics U S, Brandon Clark, November 13, 2007: US07293569

Compositions and methods for cleaning deposition systems utilizing alkylsilanes are described herein. In an embodiment, a method of cleaning a semiconductor fabrication system comprises flushing the system with a solvent comprising at least one alkylsilane. In another embodiment, a method of removin ...

Hsi-Hsun Tsai
Ping Lang Yen, Hsi Hsun Tsai, Yu Zen Chen, Gian We Lin, Tian Sen Lu, Wen Yi Hsiao: XY platform device with nanoscale precision. National Taipei University of Technology, Apex Juris pllc, Tracy M Heims, November 13, 2007: US07295495

The present invention discloses an XY platform device with nanoscale precision including an optical pickup head for focusing and seeking the tracks of an optical data storage medium; a servo device for driving the optical pickup head to move in focusing and radial directions; a carrier platform for ...

Tammy Balzar
Loïc Grébonval, Kenneth Graham Russell, Danny Fraser Masting, Tammy Jo Balzar, William John Maskell, Jason Morenikeji, Gerard Michael O Brien, David Eugene Salmon: Freestanding dispenser for dispensing two different substrates. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Scott A Baum, November 13, 2007: US07293738 (9 worldwide citation)

A freestanding dispenser for dual dispensing of a wet substrate and a dry substrate includes: a base for supporting the freestanding dispenser on a substantially horizontal surface; a support member connected to the base, the support member holding a roll of a dry substrate in a substantially vertic ...

Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kees A Schouhamer Immink: Method and apparatus for coding information, method and apparatus for decoding coded information, method of fabricating a recording medium, the recording medium and modulated signal. LG Electronics, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, November 13, 2007: US07295138 (2 worldwide citation)

In the coding device and method, m-bit information words are converted into n-bit code words such that the coding rate m/n is greater than ⅔. The n-bit code words are divided into a first type and a second type, and into coding states of a first kind and a second kind such that an m-bit information ...

Bret Berner, Timothy C Dunn, Kathleen C Farinas, Michael D Garrison, Ronald T Kurnik, Matthew J Lesho, Russell O Potts, Janet A Tamada, Michael J Tierney: Signal processing for measurement of physiological analytes. Animas Corporation, November 13, 2007: US07295867 (507 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the b ...

Ammar Al Ali: Low power pulse oximeter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2007: US07295866 (406 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximeter adaptively samples an input signal from a sensor in order to reduce power consumption in the absence of overriding conditions. Various sampling mechanisms may be used individually or in combination, including reducing the duty cycle of a drive current to a sensor emitter, intermitte ...

Scott D Slomiany, Lawrence E DeMar, Duncan F Brown: Computerized game with cascading strategy and full information. Case Venture Management, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 13, 2007: US07294058 (296 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine and method for operating the same has gameplay elements provided in a manner that can be visualized, with the gameplay elements having a specific nature which is revealed to the player at a beginning to the game. That is, the player knows the value, or ranking, or position, etc., of ...

William Thomas Blank, Donald M Gray III, Robert George Atkinson, Anand Valavi: Method and system for disaggregating audio/visual components. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, November 13, 2007: US07295548 (292 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method and system for disaggregating and connecting A/V components, and communicating A/V content stream information. An A/V stream from a source device is packaged for transmission over an IP network to one or more output devices. A brick device enables the in ...

Engelbert Lu, Kevin McLaughlin: Recovery of calibrated center steering position after loss of battery power. TRW Automotive U S, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, November 13, 2007: US07295907 (280 worldwide citation)

The steering angle of a vehicle is monitored using position sensors of an electric motor of an electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system. A position of the electric motor corresponding to the straight-ahead, center position of the steering system is stored in non-volatile memory during a steeri ...