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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. Hoffman Warnick, September 18, 2008: US20080224259-A1

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 ...


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Charles Szmanda
Lujia Bu, Edward C Greer, Georg R Kestler, Alan I Nakatani, Charles R Szmanda: Curable compositions. Rohm and Haas Company, Jonathan D Baskin, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, September 18, 2008: US20080226889-A1

Curable compositions are disclosed. Also disclosed are optical media comprising said curable compositions when cured and methods of making such optical media.


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Charles Sperry
Charles W Hull, Charles R Sperry: Inkjet Solid Imaging System and Method for Solid Imaging. 3D Systems, Summa Allan & Additon, September 18, 2008: US20080226346-A1

Solid imaging apparatus and methods for use are disclosed that reduce the amount of uncured solid imaging build material remaining on a completed build object following the completion of the solid imaging build process. The amount of uncured build material is reduced through the use of either an unc ...


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Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Bojarski Ray, Steines Daniel, Burdulis Albert G, Vargas Voracek Rene: Surgical tools for arthroplasty. Conformis, Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Bojarski Ray, Steines Daniel, Burdulis Albert G, Vargas Voracek Rene, BUCHANAN Karen A, September 18, 2008: WO/2008/112996 (229 worldwide citation)

A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface (5103) for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms with the surface associated with the patellar. At least one guide aperture (5105) directs movemen ...


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Giordano James R, Swayze Jeffrey S, Shelton Frederick E Iv: Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 18, 2008: JP2008-212637 (173 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a surgical instrument such as an endoscopic or laparoscopic instrument including an end effector having at least one sensor.SOLUTION: A surgical instrument may comprise an end effector comprising at least one sensor. The surgical instrument may also comprise an elect ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Giordano James R: Prevention of cartridge reuse in surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 18, 2008: JP2008-212638 (173 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a surgical instrument that prevents cartridge reuse in the surgical instrument.SOLUTION: The surgical instrument includes a control unit and a staple cartridge including a transponder. The control unit is configured to transmit a first wireless signal to the transpon ...


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Boecker Dirk, Loerwald Dieter: Tissue penetrating apparatus. Pelikan Technologies, Boecker Dirk, Loerwald Dieter, DAVIS Paul, September 18, 2008: WO/2008/112279 (98 worldwide citation)

A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site A drive force generator is provided A housing has at least a first handle portion with a first average diameter, and a head portion with a second average diameter that is larger than the first average diameter The housing includes a p ...


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Alden Don: Method for loading penetrating members in a collection device. Pelikan Technologies, Alden Don, DAVIS Paul, September 18, 2008: WO/2008/112268 (98 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for loading penetrating members. A dispenser is provided that includes a plurality of penetrating members. A collection device is positioned relative to the penetrating member dispenser for receiving penetrating members from the dispenser. The collection device is rotated to loa ...


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Sommer Naftali, Shalvi Ofir, Perlmutter Uri, Sokolov Dotan, Golov Oren, Gurgi Eyal, Anholt Micha: Adaptive estimation of memory cell read thresholds. Anobit Technologies, Sommer Naftali, Shalvi Ofir, Perlmutter Uri, Sokolov Dotan, Golov Oren, Gurgi Eyal, Anholt Micha, SANFORD T COLB PO Box 2273 76122 Rehovot, September 18, 2008: WO/2008/111058 (91 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a memory (28) that includes a plurality of analog memory cells (32) includes storing data in the memory by writing first storage values to the cells. Second storage values are read from the cells, and a Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) of the second storage values is est ...


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Raja Murali, Suganthi Josephine, Kamath Sandeep, Verzunov Sergey: Systems and methods for providing global server load balancing of heterogenous devices. Citrix Systems, Raja Murali, Suganthi Josephine, Kamath Sandeep, Verzunov Sergey, MCKENNA Christopher J, September 18, 2008: WO/2008/112698 (86 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improvements to load balancing by providing a load balancing solution that distributes a load among a plurality of heterogenous devices, such as different types of local load balancers, using metrics collected from the different devices. The load balancing appliance co ...