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Brian Goodall
Nathan Tait Allen, Brian Leslie Goodall, Thomas Cleveland Kirk, Lester Howard McIntosh III: Ligand synthesis. Rohm and Haas Company, Thomas S Deibert, March 4, 2008: US07339075 (1 worldwide citation)

Ligand synthesis methods for the preparation of ligands having the formula wherein Q is selected from phosphorus, arsenic and antimony; wherein X1, X2 and X3 are carbon anions; and, wherein R15 is selected from —SO3, —SO2N(R18), —CO2, —PO3, —AsO3, —SiO2, —C(CF3)2O; where R18 is selected from a hydro ...


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Rachael L Cook: System and method for generating, capturing, and managing customer lead information over a computer network. March 4, 2008: US07340411 (850 worldwide citation)

A customer lead management system that relates to a system and method for collecting and organizing customer-marketing data, which is then made available to business representatives to assess. Specifically, using a computer network, and data on a potential customer's Budget, Authority, Needs, Timefr ...


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Salih Burak Gokturk, Carlo Tomasi, Fahri Sürücü, Abbas Rafii: Gesture recognition system using depth perceptive sensors. Canesta, March 4, 2008: US07340077 (455 worldwide citation)

Three-dimensional position information is used to identify the gesture created by a body part of interest. At one or more instances of an interval, the posture of a body part is recognized, based on the shape of the body part and its position and orientation. The posture of the body part over each o ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Method and apparatus for integrating manual input. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, March 4, 2008: US07339580 (349 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, compliant, and flexible multi-touch surface. The surface consists of compressible cushion dielectric, electrode, and circuitry layers. A s ...


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Gene Mason, Ammar Al Ali, Thomas J Gerhardt: Flex circuit shielded optical sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 4, 2008: US07340287 (312 worldwide citation)

A flex circuit optical sensor has an integrated Faraday shield. A conductive trace layer disposed on a substrate is used to form a conductive grid which shields the face of a photodetector. A conductive ink layer is formed on a substrate side opposite the trace layer. The back and sides of the detec ...


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Niall R Lynam: Mirror reflective element for a vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Vandyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, March 4, 2008: US07338177 (290 worldwide citation)

An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a prismatic mirror element and a display element. The prismatic mirror element includes a wedge-shaped prism element having a front surface and a rear surface and a second element having a transflective reflector on a first surface thereof. ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll, March 4, 2008: US07338513 (267 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible 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 mot ...


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Serge Vanhaelemeersch, Eddy Kunnen, Laure Elisa Carbonell: Formation of deep via airgaps for three dimensional wafer to wafer interconnect. Interuniversitair Microelektronica Centrum, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 4, 2008: US07338896 (224 worldwide citation)

A method for forming deep via airgaps in a semiconductor substrate is disclosed comprising the steps of patterning a hole in the substrate, partly fill said hole with a sacrificial material (e.g. poly-Si), forming spacers on the sidewalls of the unfilled part of the hole (e.g. TEOS) to narrow the op ...


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Mark E Thompson, Arnold Tamayo, Peter Djurovich: Phenyl and fluorenyl substituted phenyl-pyrazole complexes of Ir. The University of Southern California, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 4, 2008: US07338722 (202 worldwide citation)

An organic light emitting device is provided, having an anode, a cathode, and an emissive layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The emissive layer may include the following compound: wherein M is a metal having an atomic weight greater than 40; (C—N) is a substituted or unsubstituted cyc ...


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David W Burke, Lance S Kuhn, Terry A Beaty, Vladimir Svetnik: System and method for analyte measurement. Roche Diagnostics Operations, Corange International, Woodward Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 4, 2008: US07338639 (187 worldwide citation)

A method of measuring an analyte in a biological fluid comprises applying an excitation signal having a DC component and an AC component. The AC and DC responses are measured; a corrected DC response is determined using the AC response; and a concentration of the analyte is determined based upon the ...