Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Masud Beroz, Young Gon Kim, David B Tuckerman: Formation of circuitry with modification of feature height. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 9, 2008: US07462936 (48 worldwide citation)

A connection component for mounting a chip or other microelectronic element is formed from a starting unit including posts projecting from a dielectric element by crushing or otherwise reducing the height of at least some of the posts.

Stephen T. Avery
Robert C U Yu, Stephen T Avery: Imaging member with low surface energy polymer in anti-curl back coating layer. Xerox Corporation, Eugene O Palazzo, Fay Sharpe, December 9, 2008: US07462434 (12 worldwide citation)

An imaging member having an anti-curl back coating is disclosed. The anti-curl back coating comprises a low surface energy polymer having siloxane segments in its backbone and a film forming polymer. The anti-curl back coating has low surface energy and improved surface lubricity.

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Yoichi Kubota: Manufacture of mountable capped chips. Tessera, Lerner David Litenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 9, 2008: US07462932 (11 worldwide citation)

A wafer or a portion of a wafer including capped chips such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) chips is provided with terminals by applying a terminal-bearing element such as a dielectric element with terminals and leads thereon, or a lead frame, so that the terminal-bearing element covers the caps, and ...

Benjamin Mattes
Baohua Qi, Benjamin R Mattes: Multifunctional conducting polymer structures. Santa Fe Science and Technology, Samuel M Freund, Cochran Freund & Young, December 9, 2008: US07463040 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes the use of conducting polymers as sensors in distributed sensing systems, as sensors and operating elements in multifunctional devices, and for conducting-polymer based multifunctional sensing fabrics suitable for monitoring humidity, breath, heart rate, blood (locatio ...

Elias Nemer
Elias Nemer: Equalizer mode selection based on distribution of symbol error. Intel Corporation, Buckley Maschoff & Talwalkar, December 9, 2008: US07463679 (1 worldwide citation)

According to some embodiments, an equalizer receives a signal and generates symbols based on the received signal. Moreover, a controller may be provided to determine a mode of equalizer operation based at least in part on a distribution of error associated with the symbols.


Michael T Benhase, James Chien Chiung Chen, Chung Man Fung, Matthew J Kalos, Patricia Ching Lu: Apparatus and method to transfer information from a first information storage and retrieval system to a second information storage and retrieval system. International Business Machines Corporation, Dale F Regelman, Quarles & Brady, December 9, 2008: US07464321

A method is disclosed to transfer information from a first information storage and retrieval system to a second information storage and retrieval system. The method provides a first information storage and retrieval system comprising a first track size and a plurality of first tracks, and a second i ...

Randy L Hoffman, Gregory S Herman: Transistor using an isovalent semiconductor oxide as the active channel layer. Hewlett Packard Development Company, December 9, 2008: US07462862 (2584 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device can include a channel including an oxide comprising a combination of isovalent cations selected from within the D block and the P block of the Periodic Table.

Frank J Viola, Gregg Krehel, Guido Pedros: Battery powered surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 9, 2008: US07461767 (387 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler has a handle assembly including a stationary handle and a trigger. The stapler also has a drive assembly with a body having a working end and a cam member supported on the working end. The cam member is positioned to translate relative to the anvil to maintain the anvil in the clo ...

David W Baarman: Portable inductive power station. Access Business Group International, Warner Norcross & Judd, December 9, 2008: US07462951 (247 worldwide citation)

An inductive recharging station has an inductive power supply and a portable power station. The portable power station is movable with respect to the inductive power supply. In order to recharge portable devices, the devices are placed within the portable power station. When the portable power stati ...