Katherina Babich
Katherina Babich, Todd C Bailey, Richard A Conti, Ryan P Deschner: Mask having implant stopping layer. Hoffman Warnick, November 20, 2008: US20080286545-A1

Methods of forming a mask for implanting a substrate and implanting using an implant stopping layer with a photoresist provide lower aspect ratio masks that cause minimal damage to trench isolations in the substrate during removal of the mask. In one embodiment, a method of forming a mask includes: ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: System and method to infer anomalous behavior of members of cohorts and inference of associate actors related to the anomalous behavior. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, November 20, 2008: US20080288430-A1

Inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. The first inference relates to identifying anomalous behavior of cohorts members, which identification can be used to identify crimes that are particularly difficult to detect, s ...

Brian Goodall
John P Plaza, Brian L Goodall: System and process for producing biodiesel. Strategic Patents PC, November 20, 2008: US20080282606-A1

In embodiments of the present invention, systems for producing a biodiesel product from multiple feedstocks may include a biodiesel reactor, a decanter, a flash evaporator and a distillation column. In other embodiments of the present invention, a process for producing a biodiesel comprises distilli ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Hui Luo: External cavity semiconductor laser and method for fabrication thereof. Shipley Company, Jonathan D Baskin, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, November 20, 2008: US20080285601-A1

The present invention concerns a design for an external cavity single mode laser wherein a short optical path length for the optical cavity (e.g., ˜3 to 25 mm) provides sufficient spacing of the longitudinal modes allowing a single wavelength selective element, such as a microfabricated etalon, to p ...

Dr Raj C Thiagarajan ATOA Scientific Technologies
Hayagreeva Rao K V, Prashant Shukla, Adi Narayana Namburi, Chinniah Thiagarajan: Steam turbine exhaust hood and method of fabricating the same. General Electric Company, John S Beulick, Armstrong Teasdale, November 20, 2008: US20080286099-A1

A method of fabricating an exhaust hood is provided for use with a turbine engine. The method includes providing an upper shell casing wherein the upper shell casing is fabricated from a composite material, and coupling the upper shell casing to a lower shell casing such that a turbine is housed wit ...

Kevin Rodzinak
Jeannie M Arruda, Brian T Campbell, Nicholas DP Cosford, Jacob M Hoffman, Essa H Hu, Mark E Layton, Yiwei Li, Jun Liang, Kevin J Rodzinak, Tony Siu, Brian A Stearns, Lida R Tehrani, Mark T Bilodeau, Peter J Manley: Inhibitors of Akt Activity. Merck And Co, November 20, 2008: US20080287457-A1

The present invention is directed to compounds which contain substituted naphthyridines which inhibit the activity of Akt, a serine/threonine protein kinase. The invention is further directed to chemotherapeutic compositions containing the compounds of this invention and methods for treating cancer ...

Erwin Meinders
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Andrei Mijiritskii: Method for Multilevel Recording Information on a Record Carrier a Record Carrier and a Recording Device. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, November 20, 2008: US20080285416-A1

A record carrier comprises three layers that react with each other when irradiated to form a mark on the record carrier. The three layers are separated by a two separating layers that prevent direct contact of the three layers thus providing stability to the record carrier. By irradiating one or bot ...

Erwin Meinders
Martijn Henri Richard Lankhorst, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Robertus Adrianus Maria Wolters, Franciscus Petrus Widdershoven: Electric Device Comprising Phase Change Material. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Nxp, Nxp Intellectual Property Department, November 20, 2008: US20080285333-A1

The electric device (100) according to the invention has a resistor comprising a layer (7, 107) of a phase change material which is changeable between a first phase with a first electrical resistivity and a second phase with a second electrical resistivity different from the first electrical resisti ...

Shibata Tetsuya: Data transmission system, data transmission device, management server device, and data transmission method. Sharp, November 20, 2008: JP2008-283459 (246 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a data transmission system which enables a user to leave a data transmission device before the completion of data transmission regardless of presence/absence of repayment due to occurrence of a communication error when collecting a charge to perform data transmission ...

Straubinger Helmut, Jung Johannes, Guyenot Volker, Peschel Thomas, Damm Christoph: Handle for manipulating a catheter tip, catheter system and medical insertion system for inserting a self-expandable heart valve stent. Jenavalve Technology, Straubinger Helmut, Jung Johannes, Guyenot Volker, Peschel Thomas, Damm Christoph, TRINKS Ole, November 20, 2008: WO/2008/138584 (149 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to a handle (70) for manipulating a catheter tip (10) of a catheter insertion system (100), with which a self-expandable heart valve stent (150) can be inserted into the body of a patient. The invention further concerns a catheter system (30) of a catheter insertion system ...