Eric First, M.D.
Eric R First: Buttock deformity treatment. Allergan, Claude L Nassif, Stephen Donovan, Martin Voet, October 21, 2008: US07438921 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating a buttock deformity or for preventing development of a buttock deformity by local administration of a Clostridial toxin, such as a botulinum neurotoxin, to a buttock deformity or to the vicinity of a buttock deformity.

Eb Eshun
Douglas D Coolbaugh, Timothy J Dalton, Ebenezer Eshun, Vincent J McGahay, Anthony K Stamper, Kunal Vaed: Method and structure for integrating MIM capacitors within dual damascene processing techniques. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, Joseph Petrokaitis, October 21, 2008: US07439151 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for integrating the formation of metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors within dual damascene processing includes forming a lower interlevel dielectric (ILD) layer having a lower capacitor electrode and one or more lower metal lines therein, the ILD layer having a first dielectric capping l ...

Randy Ekl
Michael H Retzer, Randy L Ekl, Joseph E Phillips: Method and apparatus for improving throughput in a wireless local area network. Motorola, Latonia Gordon, Anthony P Curtis, October 21, 2008: US07440764 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for improving throughput in a wireless local area (WLAN), which includes buffering a set of messages, identifying a target address for the set of messages, and concatenating the set of messages based on the target address. The target address can be either unicast, broadcast, m ...

Nathaniel Brese
Nathaniel E Brese, Jitendra S Goela, Michael A Pickering: Silicon carbide with high thermal conductivity. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, John J Piskorski, October 21, 2008: US07438884 (1 worldwide citation)

A chemical vapor deposited, β phase polycrystalline silicon carbide having a high thermal conductivity and reduced stacking faults. The silicon carbide is synthesized under specific conditions using hydrogen gas and methyltrichlorosilane gas as reactants. The thermal conductivity of the silicon carb ...

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer, Keith Doran Weeks, Pierre Tomasini, Nyles Cody: Methods of making substitutionally carbon-doped crystalline Si-containing materials by chemical vapor deposition. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 21, 2008: US07438760 (21 worldwide citation)

Methods of making Si-containing films that contain relatively high levels of substitutional dopants involve chemical vapor deposition using trisilane and a dopant precursor. Extremely high levels of substitutional incorporation may be obtained, including crystalline silicon films that contain 2.4 at ...

Parichay Saxena
Parichay Saxena: Authorization access controlled content exchange. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 21, 2008: US07441037 (2 worldwide citation)

Authorization access controlled content exchange can be implemented, for example, in a multimedia content distribution environment when individual client devices are capable of storing content. A content index is maintained for each client device that reflects the content stored thereat. Predefined ...

Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 21, 2008: US07438209 (604 worldwide citation)

An anvil of a surgical stapler including releasable pocket elements that can capture ends of fired staples. In various embodiments, the pocket elements can be released from the anvil such that the pocket elements remain with the staples and stapled tissue after the stapler has been fired. When deplo ...

Ammar Al Ali, Massi E Kiani, Walter M Weber: Application identification sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 21, 2008: US07438683 (289 worldwide citation)

An application identification sensor comprises a plurality of emitters configured to transmit light into a tissue site and a detector configured to receive the light after tissue absorption. The detector generates a signal responsive to the intensity of the light and communicates the signal to a mon ...

Mohamed K Diab: Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding. Masimo Laboratories, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 21, 2008: US07440787 (279 worldwide citation)

The disclosure includes pulse oximetry systems and methods for determining point-by-point saturation values by encoding photoplethysmographs in the complex domain and processing the complex signals. The systems filter motion artifacts and other noise using a variety of techniques, including statisti ...

Sergey A Gorobets, Alan D Bennett, Peter J Smith, Alan W Sinclair, Kevin M Conley, Philip D Royall: Cyclic flash memory wear leveling. SanDisk Corporation, Davis Wright Tremaine, October 21, 2008: US07441067 (251 worldwide citation)

A re-programmable non-volatile memory system, such as a flash EEPROM system, having its memory cells grouped into blocks of cells that are simultaneously erasable is operated in a manner to level out the wear of the individual blocks through repetitive erasing and re-programming. This may be accompl ...