Erwin Meinders
Meinders Erwin R: Beam trap and method for making a beam trap. Moser Baer India, Meinders Erwin R, VALKONET Rutger, March 27, 2008: WO/2008/035255

The invention is directed to a beam trap (10), particularly for improving the efficiency of a solar cell (12), comprising: a substrate (14) at least partially transmissive for the beams (16) and comprising a beam ingress surface (18) and a beam emission surface (20), and - a plurality of beam reflec ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard A Hennessy, Anwer Mujahid Khan, James R Kraemer: System and method for optimizing the selection, verification, and deployment of expert resources in a time of chaos. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, March 27, 2008: US20080077463-A1

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for finding skills and resources for a chaotic event. Skills data for the chaotic event are organized. A determination is made whether the skills and the resources are available in response to a receiving an identification of ...

Craig Allen
Desaraju V Varaprasad, Mingtao Zhao, Craig Allen Dornan, Anoop Agrawal, Niall R Lynam, Pierr Marc Allemand: Exterior electrochromic reflective mirror element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly. Donnelly Corporation, Vandyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, March 25, 2008: US07349144 (73 worldwide citation)

An exterior electrochromic reflective mirror element for a vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly comprises an electrochromic cross-linked polymeric solid film disposed between a first substrate and a second substrate. The electrochromic cross-linked polymeric solid film contacts a transparent ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Noel A Heiks: Optoelectronic component with front to side surface electrical conductor. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Jonathan D Baskin, March 25, 2008: US07348550 (3 worldwide citation)

Provided are optoelectronic components which include an optoelectronic device and a structure for self-aligning the optoelectronic device. Also provided are optoelectronic modules and methods of forming optoelectronic components.

Andrew Bi Qiang
Qiang Bi, Xiong Liu, LeeLing Tan, Wen Jun Cao, ChoonKiat Lim: Soft sensor for operating shock in a disc drive. Seagate Technology, David K Lucente, Derek J Berger, March 25, 2008: US07349174 (4 worldwide citation)

A method of preventing a write operation to a disc in a disc drive during a shock event without the use of a separate shock sensor comprises steps of monitoring an actuator voice coil motor (VCM) control plant output signal, generating an actuator voice coil motor (VCM) plant model module output sig ...

Peter A. Bouchard
Anthony J Franceschelli Jr, Jeffrey S Phillips, Peter Bouchard, Serena Doyle: Backup reporting framework graphical user interface. EMC Corporation, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, March 25, 2008: US07350149 (7 worldwide citation)

A backup reporting framework Graphical User Interface (GUI) comprises a combination of components that make it possible to display a Reporting GUI to the customer on the customer's desktop. The framework includes three main components, a server component, a wag-server middleware component, and a mon ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Teck Gyu Kang, Belgacem Haba, Guilian Gao: Wafer level chip package and a method of fabricating thereof. Tessera, Tessera, LERNER DAVID et al, March 20, 2008: US20080067663-A1

Wafer level chip packages including risers having sloped sidewalls and methods of fabricating such chip packages are disclosed. The inventive wafer level chip packages may advantageously be used in various microelectronic assemblies.

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 & Co, March 19, 2008: EP1898903-A2

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 ...

Peter A. Bouchard
Jeffrey Phillips, David Allen, Brett Serkez, Peter Bouchard: Method and apparatus for managing information related to storage activities of data storage systems. EMC Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, March 18, 2008: US07346636 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for managing information related to backup storage activities of data storage systems. In a computer system having one or more independent backup data storage systems coupled to each other and each serving one or more clients, a user may obtain information related to backup act ...

Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Fabienne Desdevises, St├ęphanie Serreau, Damien Vitry, Wataru Ueda: Method for the production of acrylic acid from propane, in the presence of molecular oxygen. Arkema, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, March 18, 2008: US07345198 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns the production of acrylic acid from propane in the presence of molecular oxygen. Said method consists in passing a gas mixture comprising propane, molecular oxygen, water vapour and, optionally, an inert gas, on a catalyst of formula (I) MolVaTebNbcSidOx to oxidize propane int ...