Brian Goodall
Han Shen, Brian Leslie Goodall: Catalytic composition and its preparation and use for preparing polymers from ethylenically unsaturated monomers. Rohm and Haas Company, Richard R Clikeman, Thomas S Deibert, October 14, 2008: US07435701 (13 worldwide citation)

A catalytic composition, including a neutral metal-pair complex, is disclosed, along with a method for its preparation. A method for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers using the catalytic composition, and the addition polymers produced thereby are also disclosed.

Tarran Jones
Mary M Bendig, Olivier J Leger, Jose Saldanha, Tarran S Jones, Ted A Yednock: Humanized anti-VLA4 immunoglobulins. Elan Pharaceuticals, Crowell & Moring, October 14, 2008: US07435802 (6 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods of treatment using humanized immunoglobulins that specifically bind to alpha-4 integrin. The methods are useful for treatment of asthma, atherosclerosis, AIDS dementia, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, transplant rejection, graft versus host ...

Ulrich Klostermann
Manfred Ruehrig, Joachim Wecker, Ulrich Klostermann: MRAM memory cell having a weak intrinsic anisotropic storage layer and method of producing the same. Infineon Technologies, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, October 14, 2008: US07436700

An MRAM memory cell is provided having a layer system made of circular-disk-shaped layers. The memory cell includes first and second magnetic layers separated by a nonmagnetic intermediate layer. The first magnetic layer exhibits hard-magnetic behavior and serves as a reference layer. The second mag ...

Charles Sperry
Jacob Grun, Charles K Manka, Jeffrey H Bowles, Michael R Corson, Jay F Sperry: Method and apparatus for identifying a substance using a spectral library database. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, John J Karasek, L George Legg, October 14, 2008: US07436510 (17 worldwide citation)

A spectroscopic detector for identifying the presence of a first substance in the presence of another substance includes a laser for illuminating the substances at a plurality of wavelengths to induce the emission of radiation characteristic of the substance; a spectrometer for measuring the emitted ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Apparatus for closing a curved anvil of a surgical stapling device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 14, 2008: US07434717 (605 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface, wherein the cutting member is relatively movable with respect to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, the anvil is movable between an open ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze, Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing with opening lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, October 14, 2008: US07434715 (502 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...

Shoji Kawahito: Distance image sensor. National University Corporation Shizuoka University, Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian, October 14, 2008: US07436496 (309 worldwide citation)

A distance image sensor for removing the background light and improving the charge transfer efficiency in a device for measuring the distance to an object by measuring the time-of-flight of the light. In a distance image sensor for determining the signals of two charge storage nodes which depend on ...

Steven M Drucker, Curtis Wong, Asta J Roseway, Steven C Glenner, Steven D DeMar: Rapid visual sorting of digital files and data. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, October 14, 2008: US07437005 (241 worldwide citation)

Described is a system and method including a user interface to manage sets of digital data (e.g., files) such as digital photographs or email messages. The system and method comprise a rapid sort mechanism and an underlying support mechanism that associates metadata with each set of digital data, in ...

Jordi Parramon, Goran N Marnfeldt, Kelly H McClure, Matthew I Haller: Microstimulator employing improved recharging reporting and telemetry techniques. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, October 14, 2008: US07437193 (228 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation to prevent and/or treat various disorders, e.g., neurological disorders, uses a self-contained power source such as a primary battery, a rechargeable battery, or other energy sources. For the re ...

Eric Russell Fredricksen, Fritz John Schneider, Jeffrey Adgate Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Niels Provos, Georges Harik: System and method of accessing a document efficiently through multi-tier web caching. Google, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, October 14, 2008: US07437364 (192 worldwide citation)

Upon receipt of a document request, a client assistant examines its cache for the document. If not successful, a server searches for the requested document in its cache. If the server copy is still not fresh or not found, the server seeks the document from its host. If the host cannot provide the co ...