David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Larry J Rasnake, John J Fisher: Device package and methods for the fabrication and testing thereof. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Jonathan D Baskin, February 12, 2008: US07329056 (13 worldwide citation)

Provided are optoelectronic device packages. The packages include a base substrate having an optoelectronic device mounting region on a surface of the base substrate and a lid mounting region. An optoelectronic device is mounted on the optoelectronic device mounting region. A lid is mounted on the l ...

Stéphane De Lombaert
Rajagopal Bakthavatchalam, Charles A Blum, Harry Brielmann, Stéphane De Lombaert, Xiaozhang Zheng: Substituted (7-pyridyl-4-phenylamino-quinazolin-2-yl)-methanol analogues. Neurogen Corporation, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Peter F Corless, Mark D Russett, February 12, 2008: US07329664 (2 worldwide citation)

Substituted (7-pyridyl-4-phenylamino-quinazolin-2-yl)-methanol analogues are provided. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation i ...

Katherina Babich
Katherina E Babich, Bruce B Doris, David R Medeiros, Devendra K Sadana: Method for tuning epitaxial growth by interfacial doping and structure including same. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, Robert M Trepp Esq, February 12, 2008: US07329596

A method that allows for uniform, simultaneous epitaxial growth of a semiconductor material on dissimilarly doped semiconductor surfaces (n-type and p-type) that does not impart substrate thinning via a novel surface preparation scheme, as well as a structure that results from the implementation of ...

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer, Paul Brabant, Trevan Landin: Germanium deposition. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 12, 2008: US07329593 (21 worldwide citation)

A method comprises, in a reaction chamber, depositing a seed layer of germanium over a silicon-containing surface at a first temperature. The seed layer has a thickness between about one monolayer and about 1000 Å. The method further comprises, after depositing the seed layer, increasing the tempera ...

Syed M Waheed
Rakesh Bhatnagar, Waheed Sayed Mohsin, Vibha Chauhan: High level constitutive production of anthrax protective antigen. Rakesh Bhatnagar, Ladas & Parry, February 12, 2008: US07329513 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a process for preparing anthrax protective antigen protein from E. coli using fed batch culture. This process creates a constitutively expressing system for rapid, efficient, cost-effective and high-level production of anthrax PA from E. coli. The steps of the proces ...

Mark S Ortiz, Chad Paul Boudreaux: Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, February 12, 2008: US07328828 (562 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle portion, a channel, an anvil, and staple cartridge, a wedge member, a reciprocating firing device, and a lockout arm. The handle portion is operably configured to produce a firing motion and is coupled to the channel porti ...

Michael Arad, Boaz Harari, Amir Perle, Dror Rosner: Palm size surgical stapler for single hand operation. NiTi Medical Technologies, Pearne & Gordon, February 12, 2008: US07328829 (463 worldwide citation)

Palm-size staplers for surgical procedures are proposed. The staplers include cartridge and slider assemblies with the cartridge assembly containing staples. As the slider assembly advances step-wise incrementally it provides a staple ejection force causing ejection of staples. Optionally, a blade e ...

Jacques Seguin, Georg Börtlein: Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery. Corevalve, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 12, 2008: US07329278 (312 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable valve support. If desired, one or more anchor may be used. The valve support, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is ...

Eiji Kanehira, Koji Iida, Naomi Sekino, Makoto Inaba, Norihiko Hareyama, Taisuke Sato, Kenichi Kimura, Hideto Yoshimine: Medical treatment instrument. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, February 12, 2008: US07329257 (298 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, a heat generating element to be current-carried is provided at a grasp portion on the tip side of a treatment portion, the patient's body tissue grasped between a pair of grasp portions is coagulated by heat of the heat generating element, and a metal scissors bla ...

Hadi Partovi, Roderick Steven Brathwaite, Angus Macdonald Davis, Michael S McCue, Brandon William Porter, John Giannandrea, Eckart Walther, Anthony Accardi, Zhe Li: System for providing personalized content over a telephone interface to a user according to the corresponding personalization profile including the record of user actions or the record of user behavior. Microsoft Corporation, Perkins Coie, February 12, 2008: US07330890 (289 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing personalized information content over telephones is described. The creation of a voice portal is supported by the invention. Embodiments of the invention use telephone identifying information such as the calling party's number to identify, or create, user profile ...