Eb Eshun
Douglas Duane Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E Eshun, Zhong Xiang He, Robert Mark Rassel: Mim capacitor and method of making same. Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, September 25, 2008: US20080232025-A1

A MIM capacitor device and method of making the device. The device includes an upper plate comprising one or more electrically conductive layers, a dielectric block comprising one or more dielectric layers, a lower plate comprising one or more electrically conductive layer; and a spreader plate comp ...

Ana Londergan
Ana R Londergan, Bangalore R Natarajan, Evgeni Gousev, James Randolph Webster, David Heald: Mems cavity-coating layers and methods. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 25, 2008: US20080231931-A1

Devices, methods, and systems comprising a MEMS device, for example, an interferometric modulator, that comprises a cavity in which a layer coats multiple surfaces. The layer is conformal or non-conformal. In some embodiments, the layer is formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Preferably, the lay ...

Dr Raj C Thiagarajan ATOA Scientific Technologies
Adi Narayana Namburi, Hayagreeva Rao, Chinniah Thiagarajan: Composite material for turbine support structure. General Electric Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, September 25, 2008: US20080233372-A1

A composite material for use in turbine support structures. The composite material may include a first material having a positive coefficient of thermal expansion and a second material having a negative coefficient of thermal expansion, a negative Poisson ratio, or both a negative coefficient of the ...

Charles Sperry
Charles W Hull, Jouni Partanen, Charles R Sperry, Suzanne M Scott, Dennis F McNamara: Imager and method for consistent repeatable alignment in a solid imaging apparatus. Summa Allan & Additon, September 25, 2008: US20080231731-A1

A solid imaging apparatus is provided that includes a replaceable cartridge containing a source of build material and an extendable and retractable flexible transport film for transporting the build material layer-by-layer from the cartridge to the surface of a build in an image plane. An operator u ...

Marczyk Stanislaw: Powered surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, September 25, 2008: JP2008-220956 (111 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an inexpensive motor-powered stapler for forming a series of surgical fasteners in a tissue.SOLUTION: The surgical stapler comprises a casing with a fixed handle; a movable handle attached to the casing, selectively movable from a first position with a gap to the fix ...

Bonutti Peter M, Cremens Matthew J, Beyers Justin E: Methods and devices for intracorporeal bonding or interlocking of implants with thermal energy. Marctec, Bonutti Peter M, Cremens Matthew J, Beyers Justin E, BIANCO Paul D, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/116203 (74 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for stabilizing a fractured bone. The method includes positioning an elongate rod in the medullary canal of the fractured bone and forming a passageway through the cortex of the bone. The passageway extends from the exterior surface of the bone to the medullar ...

Burk Mark J, Van, Dien Stephen J, Burgard Anthony, Niu Wei: Compositions and methods for the biosynthesis of 1,4-butanediol and its precursors. Genomatica, Burk Mark J, Van, Dien Stephen J, Burgard Anthony, Niu Wei, GAY David A, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/115840 (68 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a non-naturally occurring microbial biocatalyst including a microbial organism having a 4-hydroxybutanoic acid (4-HB) biosynthetic pathway having at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding 4-hydroxybutanoate dehydrogenase, succinyl-CoA synthetase, CoA-dependent succinic semi ...

Azancot Yossi, Ben Shalom Amir, Greenwald Oola, Rofe Arik: Signal transfer system. Powermat, Azancot Yossi, Ben Shalom Amir, Greenwald Oola, Rofe Arik, Niv Nehemia, FACTOR Michael, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/114268 (55 worldwide citation)

A signal transfer system for controlling power transfer across an inductive power coupling (200), said inductive power coupling comprising a primary- inductive coil (220) wired to a power source (240) and a secondary inductive coil (260) wired to an electric load (280); said system comprising: at le ...

Pamula Vamsee, Eckhardt Allen: Enzymatic assays for a droplet actuator. Advanced Liquid Logic, Pamula Vamsee, Eckhardt Allen, MILLS E Eric, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/116209 (53 worldwide citation)

A method of conducting a droplet-based enzymatic assay is provided. The method generally makes use of a droplet actuator. A droplet comprising an enzyme of interest is provided on the droplet actuator along with a droplet comprising a substrate which is potentially modified in the presence of the en ...

Jovanovich Stevan, Blaga Iuliu I, Boronkay Allen R, Horn Joanne, Van, Nguyen Michael, Nielsen William D, Vangbo Mattias: Microfluidic and nanofluidic devices, systems, and applications. Microchip Biotechnologies, Jovanovich Stevan, Blaga Iuliu I, Boronkay Allen R, Horn Joanne, Van, Nguyen Michael, Nielsen William D, Vangbo Mattias, STORELLA John, September 25, 2008: WO/2008/115626 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses the integration of programmable microfluidic circuits to achieve practical applications to process biochemical and chemical reactions and to integrate these reactions. In some embodiments workflows for biochemical reactions or chemical workflows are combined. Microval ...