Eb Eshun
Anil K Chinthakindi, Timothy J Dalton, Ebenezer E Eshun, Jeffrey P Gambino, Anthony K Stamper, Kunal Vaed: Methods of fabricating passive element without planarizing and related semiconductor device. International Business Machines Corporation, Lisa Jaklitsch, Hoffman Warnick, July 1, 2008: US07394145 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods of fabricating a passive element and a semiconductor device including the passive element are disclosed including the use of a dummy passive element. A dummy passive element is a passive element or wire which is added to the chip layout to aid in planarization but is not used in the active c ...

Eb Eshun
Douglas D Coolbaugh, Timothy J Dalton, Daniel C Edelstein, Ebenezer E Eshun, Jeffrey P Gambino, Kevin S Petrarca, Anthony K Stamper, Richard P Volant: Planar vertical resistor and bond pad resistor. International Business Machines Corporation, Lisa U Jaklitsch, Hoffman Warnick, July 1, 2008: US07394110 (4 worldwide citation)

Resistors that avoid the problems of miniaturization of semiconductor devices and a related method are disclosed. In one embodiment, a resistor includes a planar resistor material that extends vertically within at least one metal layer of a semiconductor device. In another embodiment, a resistor inc ...

Wee Piak Chan
Wee Piak Chan: Apparatus and method of acquiring and storing data of close contacts. Amplus Communication, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, Stephen M De Klerk, July 1, 2008: US07394370 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of recording close contacts for disease control, the method including the steps of using a device to transmit identity and date/time of contact details to a similar device for each close contact. Identity details of the similar device are received and store for at least predetermined time f ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Dominic John Goodwill: Distributed space-time-space switch. Nortel Networks, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, July 1, 2008: US07394806 (13 worldwide citation)

A wide-coverage, high-capacity, switching network is modeled after a classical space-time-space switch. In the switching network, each of the space stages comprises geographically distributed optical space switches and the time stage comprises a plurality of geographically distributed high-capacity ...




John Crescenti, Srinivas Kavuri, David Alan Oshinsky, Anand Prahlad: Hierarchical backup and retrieval system. CommVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 1, 2008: US07395282 (436 worldwide citation)

The invention is a hierarchical backup system. The interconnected network computing devices are put into groups of backup cells. A backup cell has a manager software agent responsible maintaining and initiating a backup regime for the network computing devices in the backup cell. The backups are dir ...

Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichu, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai: Implantable prosthetic valve. Edwards Lifesciences PVT, David L Hauser, July 1, 2008: US07393360 (279 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis device is disclosed suitable for implantation in body ducts. The device comprises support stent, comprised of a deployable construction adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through the body duct to a target location and adapted to ...

Mark E Thompson, Arnold Tamayo, Peter Djurovich, Tissa Sajoto: Luminescent compounds with carbene ligands. The University of Southern California, Kenyon & Kenyon, July 1, 2008: US07393599 (224 worldwide citation)

An organic light emitting device is provided. The device has an anode, a cathode and an organic layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The organic layer comprises a compound further comprising one or more carbene ligands coordinated to a metal center.