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Ulrich Klostermann
Ulrich Klostermann, Dietmar Gogl: System and method for controlling constant power dissipation. Infineon Technologies, Altis Semiconductor, Slater & Matsil L, August 12, 2008: US07411854 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling the constant power dissipation of a memory cell includes initially measuring the resistance of the memory cell, and subsequently controlling a source to apply a variable level of current or voltage to the memory cell. The variable level of the applied current or voltage is d ...


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Arnaud Baudot
Alain Forestiere, Frederic Favre, Arnaud Baudot, Laurent Bournay: Process and installation for the oligomerization of olefins that use a membrane separation. Institut Francais du Petrole, Millen White Zelano Branigan P C, August 12, 2008: US07411105 (2 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for the oligomerization of olefins that have 2 to 6 carbon atoms comprising at least: a) One reaction stage in which a first effluent that comprises oligomers, paraffins and olefins that have not reacted is recovered, b) A separation stage that makes it possible t ...


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Ayanori Endo, Ryo Hayashi, Tatsuya Iwasaki: Field-effect transistor and method for manufacturing the same. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 12, 2008: US07411209 (2689 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing a field-effect transistor includes the steps of forming a source electrode and a drain electrode each containing hydrogen or deuterium; forming an oxide semiconductor layer in which the electrical resistance is decreased if hydrogen or deuterium is added; and, causing hydr ...


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David M Dillon: Software framework that facilitates design and implementation of database applications. Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha, August 12, 2008: US07412455 (474 worldwide citation)

An intelligent framework is provided that is disposed between a high-level language environment and a database system environment. According to one embodiment, the framework programmatically receives information regarding definitions of data structures of objects participating in a software applicat ...


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Mark Ortiz, Frederick Shelton IV, Joseph Hueil, Jeffrey Swayze: Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for circular stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 12, 2008: US07410086 (438 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for actuating and/or articulating a circular stapler. In one exemplary embodiment, a circular stapler is provided having an elongate shaft with a stapling apparatus coupled thereto. An electrically expandable and contractible actuator, such as an electroactive polyme ...


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Renxiang Li, Carl M Danielsen, Cuneyt M Taskiran: Apparatus and methods for head pose estimation and head gesture detection. Motorola, August 12, 2008: US07412077 (314 worldwide citation)

A method for head pose estimation may include receiving block motion vectors for a frame of video from a block motion estimator, selecting at least one block for analysis, determining an average motion vector for the at least one selected block, combining the average motion vectors over time (all pa ...


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Gary K Michelson: Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and method of insertion. Warsaw Orthopedic, Martin & Ferraro, August 12, 2008: US07410501 (190 worldwide citation)

Interbody spinal fusion implants being at least in part radially expandable at one of the leading or trailing ends to expand both the height and at least a portion of the width of the implant, and instruments and methods for inserting the implants into an implantation space in the spine are disclose ...


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Shriram Ramanathan, Sarah E Kim, Patrick R Morrow: 3D integrated circuits using thick metal for backside connections and offset bumps. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 12, 2008: US07410884 (182 worldwide citation)

Backside connections for 3D integrated circuits and methods to fabricate thereof are described. A stack of a first wafer over a second wafer that has a substrate of the first wafer on top of the stack, is formed. The substrate of the first wafer is thinned. A first dielectric layer is deposited on t ...


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Ketan P Muni, Hung V Ha, Joshua Makower, John H Morriss, John Y Chang, William M Facteau, Amrish Jayprakash Walke: Devices and methods for delivering therapeutic substances for the treatment of sinusitis and other disorders. Acclarent, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, August 12, 2008: US07410480 (170 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects. An implantable delivery device comprising a reservoir is initianlly attached to a deliver catheter or delivery tool and is introduced ...


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Richard J Paolini Jr, David Miller, Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M Jacobson, Bin Wu, Charles Howie Honeyman, Jian Lin: Electrophoretic medium and process for the production thereof. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, August 12, 2008: US07411719 (141 worldwide citation)

A two-phase electrophoretic medium comprises a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase. The discontinuous phase comprises a plurality of droplets, each of which comprises a suspending fluid and at least one particle disposed within the suspending fluid and capable of moving through the fluid upon ...