Randy Ekl
Shmuel Silverman, Randy L Ekl, Robert D LoGalbo, Ron Rotstein: Medium access control for simultaneous channel communications. Motorola, Randi L Karpinia, June 3, 2008: US07382758 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and system for wireless data transmission between at least three stations use multiple frequency bands for simultaneous channel communications. The method includes transmitting a Request To Send (RTS) packet from a first station to an intermediate second station over a first frequency band. ...

Eb Eshun
Eric M Coker, Douglas D Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E Eshun, Zhong Xiang He, Matthew D Moon, Anthony K Stamper: Integrated thin-film resistor with direct contact. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony J Canale, June 3, 2008: US07382055 (2 worldwide citation)

A BEOL thin-film resistor adapted for flexible integration rests on a first layer of ILD. The thickness of the first layer of ILD and the resistor thickness combine to match the nominal design thickness of vias in the layer of concern. A second layer of ILD matches the resistor thickness and is plan ...

Tammy Balzar
Thomas Gerard Shannon, David Andrew Moline, Tammy Jo Balzar, Jeffrey David Mathews, John J Urlaub: Apertured tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Gregory E Croft, June 3, 2008: US07381299 (13 worldwide citation)

The fluid intake rate of a tissue product having at least one hydrophobic exterior layer can be increased significantly by the addition of apertures through the hydrophobic exterior layer to the tissue product's hydrophilic interior layer. The apertures allow for fluid to be absorbed by the hydrophi ...

Jeffery M Barnes, Susan K Candelaria, Nicholas D Fifer, Matthew J Kalos, Edwin K Scott: Priority initialization system. International Business Machines Corporation, Quarles & Brady, June 3, 2008: US07383404 (5 worldwide citation)

A computer storage system includes a supervisor algorithm to detect a host computer's initiator logging in. The supervisor algorithm identifies data storage devices associated with the newly logged-on initiator and tags logical unit number control blocks (“LUNCBs”) as having priority in an initiatio ...


Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Jerry R Morgan, Michael Earl Setser: Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, June 3, 2008: US07380696 (721 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive stap ...

Kevin Doll, Michael Earl Setser, Frederick E Shelton IV, Kenneth Wales: Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 3, 2008: US07380695 (714 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...

Mohamed K Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, Ibrahim M Elfadel, Rex J McCarthy, Walter M Weber, Robert A Smith: Signal processing apparatus. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 3, 2008: US07383070 (328 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a method and an apparatus for analyzing measured signals, including the determination of a measurement of correlation in the measured signals during a calculation of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient. Use of this invention is described in particular deta ...

Stefan Schreck: System and method for implanting a two-part prosthetic heart valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy Cumberbatch, David Hauser, June 3, 2008: US07381218 (314 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...

Taber H Smith, Vikas Mehrotra, David White: Characterization and reduction of variation for integrated circuits. Cadence Design Systems, Bingham McCutchen, June 3, 2008: US07383521 (282 worldwide citation)

A method and system are described to reduce process variation as a result of the semiconductor processing of films in integrated circuit manufacturing processes. The described methods use process variation and electrical impact to modify the design and manufacture of integrated circuits.