Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Christophe Duquenne, Wolfgang Holderich: Process for dehydrating glycerol to acrolein. Arkema France, Steven D Boyd, July 8, 2008: US07396962 (25 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing acrolein by dehydration of glycerol in the presence of molecular oxygen. The reaction is performed in the liquid phase or in the gas phase in the presence of a solid catalyst. The addition of oxygen makes it possible to obtain good glycero ...

Erwin Meinders
Hubert Cécile François Martens, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Apparatus and method for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier using oval spot profile. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, July 8, 2008: US07397734 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and a corresponding apparatus for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier (2) by irradiation of a light beam through an optical system (3-7) onto said record carrier (2) for forming marks and lands representing said information along an information recording directio ...

Marcos Laraia
Jose Marcos Laraia, David John Willis: Providing nonlinear temperature compensation for sensing means by use of Padé approximant function emulators. AMI Semiconductor, MacPherson Kwok Chen & Heid, July 8, 2008: US07398173 (6 worldwide citation)

Sensors and/or transducers can exhibit nonlinear response to temperature changes in terms of offset and also in terms of sensitivity to variations in a sensed physical attribute (pressure, strain, displacement, etc.). Padé Approximant function emulators are used to model the nonlinear offset and/or ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Bilel N Jamoussi: Virtual burst-switching networks. Nortel Networks, Andernon Gorecki & Manaras, July 8, 2008: US07397792 (6 worldwide citation)

A time-shared network comprising edge nodes and optical core nodes may be dynamically divided into several embedded networks, each of which covering selected edge nodes. At least one of the edge nodes may host an embedded-network controller operable to form multiple-source flow-rate allocation reque ...

Kenneth H Mollenauer: Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device. Starion Instruments Corporation, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, July 8, 2008: US07396356 (432 worldwide citation)

A medical device for simultaneously cutting tissue with a heating element, cauterizing the tissue with sealing elements, and stapling the tissue together. The heating elements comprise bipolar RF electrodes.

Assaf Govari: Digital wireless position sensor. Biosense Webster, Ladas and Parry, July 8, 2008: US07397364 (320 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for tracking an object, including positioning a radio frequency (RF) driver to radiate an RF driving field toward the object, and fixing to the object a wireless transponder that includes a power coil and at least one sensor coil. The method also includes receiving the RF drivin ...

Robert A Kennewick, David Locke, Michael R Kennewick Sr, Michael R Kennewick Jr, Richard Kennewick, Tom Freeman: Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance. VoiceBox Technologies, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, July 8, 2008: US07398209 (272 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for receiving natural language queries and/or commands and execute the queries and/or commands. The systems and methods overcomes the deficiencies of prior art speech query and response systems through the application of a complete speech-based information query, retrieval, prese ...

James H Orszulak, James W McPherson: Switched resonant ultrasonic power amplifier system. Sherwood Services, July 8, 2008: US07396336 (227 worldwide citation)

A switched resonant power amplifier system for ultrasonic transducers is disclosed. The system includes an amplifier that receives and processes a driver output signal for generating a drive signal that is provided to an ultrasonic device for controlling output of the ultrasonic device. An output co ...

Masataka Takeuchi, Shuichi Naijo, Naoko Ito, Koro Shirane, Takeshi Igarashi, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Motoaki Kamachi: Light emitting material and organic light-emitting device. Showa Denko, Sughrue Mion PLLC, July 8, 2008: US07396598 (221 worldwide citation)

A polymer light emitting material, wherein the material has a light emitting mechanism based on transition from an excited triplet state to a ground state or transition through an excited triplet state to a ground state of an electron energy level, and the material comprises a nonionic light emittin ...

Cyril Houri: System and method for enabling continuous geographic location estimation for wireless computing devices. Mexens Intellectual Property Holding, Brian Roffe, July 8, 2008: US07397424 (208 worldwide citation)

System and method for enabling a wireless computing device to continuously determine its position includes a wireless computing device and a wireless positioning system substantially collocated therewith. The wireless positioning system has a first positioning mode in which it communicates with a wi ...