Kevin Rodzinak
Armstrong Donna J, Hu Essa H, Kelly Michael J Iii, Layton Mark E, Li Yiwei, Liang Jun, Rodzinak Kevin J, Rossi Michael A, Sanderson Philip E, Wang Jiabing: Inhibitors of akt activity. Merck &Amp Amp Co, February 21, 2008: KR1020077028878

The instant invention provides for substituted naphthyridine compounds that inhibit Akt activity. In particular, the compounds disclosed selectively inhibit one or two of the Akt isoforms. The invention also provides for compositions comprising such inhibitory compounds and methods of inhibiting Akt ...

Eb Eshun
Douglas D Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E Eshun, Terence B Hook, Robert M Rassel, Edmund J Sprogis, Anthony K Stamper, William J Murphy: Heat sink for integrated circuit devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Greenblum & Bernstein, February 21, 2008: US20080042798-A1

A resistor with heat sink is provided. The heat sink includes a conductive path having metal or other thermal conductor having a high thermal conductivity. To avoid shorting the electrical resistor to ground with the thermal conductor, a thin layer of high thermal conductivity electrical insulator i ...

Ravi Laxman
John N Gregg, Scott L Battle, Jeffrey I Banton, Donn K Naito, Ravi K Laxman: Method and apparatus to help promote contact of gas with vaporized material. Advanced Technology Materials, Intellectual Property Technology Law, February 21, 2008: US20080041310-A1

Vaporizable material is supported within a vessel to promote contact of an introduced gas with the vaporizable material, and produce a product gas including vaporized material. A heating element supplies heat to a wall of the vessel to heat vaporizable mateiral disposed therein. The vessel may compr ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba: Microelectronic package. Tessera, Tessera, LERNER DAVID et al, February 21, 2008: US20080042249-A1

A microelectronic package includes a lower unit having a lower unit substrate with conductive features and a top and bottom surface. The lower unit includes one or more lower unit chips overlying the top surface of the lower unit substrate that are electrically connected to the conductive features o ...

Davis Clark C, Miles Scott D, Fox Dewayne C, Edmiston Daryl R, Linder Richard J: Methods, systems and devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening. Coherex Medical, Davis Clark C, Miles Scott D, Fox Dewayne C, Edmiston Daryl R, Linder Richard J, BRADLEY B Jensen, February 21, 2008: WO/2008/021969 (339 worldwide citation)

A medical system for treating an internal tissue opening can include a closure device and associated delivery device. The closure device can include a multi-cellular body portion operatively associated with a first anchor and a second anchor. The closure device can be configured to apply lateral for ...

Lee Woojin, Chamorro Andres, Ross Richard: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, Lee Woojin, Chamorro Andres, Ross Richard, DRISCOLL David M, February 21, 2008: WO/2008/020964 (230 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, an elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable motion members. Actu ...

Takechi Kazue, Nakada Mitsuru: Thin film device, and its manufacturing method. NEC, Nec Lcd Technologies, February 21, 2008: JP2008-042088 (147 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve the problem that in a conventional thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film, an oxygen vacancy defect in a semiconductor film or an interface between the semiconductor film and an insulating film cannot be controlled to cause lowering of reproducibility/r ...

Hayter Gary, Doniger Kenneth J, Budiman Erwin S, Zhang Songbiao, Mazza John C: Calibration of an analyte sensor. Abbott Diabetes Care, Hayter Gary, Doniger Kenneth J, Budiman Erwin S, Zhang Songbiao, Mazza John C, OH Seong kun, February 21, 2008: WO/2008/021913 (133 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for providing calibration of analyte sensor including applying a control signal, detecting a measured response to the control signal, determining a variance in the detected measured response, and estimating a sensor parameter based on the variance in the detected measured respon ...

Hood Leroy, Beckmann Patricia M, Johnson Richard, Marelli Marcello, Li Xiaojun: Organ-specific proteins and methods of their use. Homestead Clinical Corporation, Institute For Systems Biology, Hood Leroy, Beckmann Patricia M, Johnson Richard, Marelli Marcello, Li Xiaojun, URVATER Julie A, February 21, 2008: WO/2008/021290 (113 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to methods for identifying and using organ-specific proteins and transcripts. The present invention further provides compositions comprising organ-specific proteins and transcripts encoding the same, detection reagents for detecting such proteins and transcrip ...

Shigemoto Naoyuki: Humidifier. Sharp, February 21, 2008: JP2008-039316 (77 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a humidifier of which the watertight structure can be simplified.SOLUTION: A tray 15 for storing water and a humidification filter 14 having a lower portion immersed in the water stored in the tray 15 to contain moisture are disposed in an air passage 31. The tray 15 ...