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Robert Senzig
David M Hoffman, James LeBlanc, John Tkaczyk, Robert F Senzig, Yanfeng Du: Direct conversion energy discriminating ct detector with over-ranging correction. General Electric Company, Global Research, December 11, 2008: US20080304618-A1

A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate p ...


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Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate
Deodatta Vinayak Shenai Khatkhate, Huazhi Li, Qing Min Wang: Organometallic compounds. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials, December 11, 2008: US20080305260-A1

Heteroleptic organometallic compounds containing at least one formamidinate ligand are provided. These heteroleptic organometallic compounds have improved properties over conventional vapor deposition precursors. Such compounds are suitable for use as vapor deposition precursors including direct liq ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Ilyas Mohammed, Belgacem Haba, Wael Zohni, Philip R Osborn: Semiconductor chip packages having cavities. Tessera, Tessera, LERNER DAVID et al, December 11, 2008: US20080303132-A1

Packaged microelectronic elements are provided which include a dielectric element, a cavity, a plurality of chip contacts and a plurality of package contacts, and microelectronic elements having a plurality of bond pads connected to the chip contacts.


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R Kraemer: System and Method for Semantic Normalization of Healthcare Data to Support Derivation Conformed Dimensions to Support Static and Aggregate Valuation Across Heterogeneous Data Sources. International Business Machines Corporation, Law Office of Jim Boice, December 11, 2008: US20080306926-A1

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for determining aggregate values of health data items from heterogeneously coded databases containing heterogeneously coded medical data. The data, in heterogeneous databases, is queried using a series of semantic layers incl ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard A Hennessy, James R Kraemer: System and method for a multiple disciplinary normalization of source for metadata integration with etl processing layer of complex data across multiple claim engine sources in support of the creation of universal/enterprise healthcare claims record. Duke W Yee, December 11, 2008: US20080307430-A1

Exemplary illustrative embodiments provide for a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for mapping data. The mapping is defined by a user and maps a source datum to a target datum having a target attribute. The mapping is defined using metadata. Source specific inf ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard A Hennessy, James R Kraemer: System and method for semantic normalization of source for metadata integration with etl processing layer of complex data across multiple data sources particularly for clinical research and applicable to other domains. Duke W Yee, December 11, 2008: US20080306984-A1

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for mapping data. A rule set is received. The rule set defines a semantic conceptual mapping between a source attribute of a source datum and a target attribute of a target domain. Furthermore, the rule set is implemented usi ...


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Braido Peter N, Alkhatib Yousef F: Prosthetic heart valves. St Jude Medical, Braido Peter N, Alkhatib Yousef F, RENDOS Thomas A, December 11, 2008: WO/2008/150529 (232 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve (10) (e.g., a prosthetic aortic valve) is designed to be somewhat circumf erentially collapsible and then re-expandable. The collapsed condition may be used for less invasive delivery of the valve into a patient. When the valve reaches the implant site in the patient, it re- ...


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Trimbur Donald E, Im Chung Soon, Dillon Harrison F, Day Anthony G, Franklin Scott, Coragliotti Anna: Production of oil in microorganisms. Solazyme, Trimbur Donald E, Im Chung Soon, Dillon Harrison F, Day Anthony G, Franklin Scott, Coragliotti Anna, TERMES Lance A, December 11, 2008: WO/2008/151149 (86 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods and compositions useful for the production of oil, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in microorgansims. In particular, the invention provides oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. The invention also provides micr ...


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Prakash Thazha P, Swayze Eric E, Bhat Balkrishen: N-substituted-aminomethylene bridged bicyclic nucleic acid analogs. Isis Pharmaceuticals, Prakash Thazha P, Swayze Eric E, Bhat Balkrishen, PATHAK Rahul, December 11, 2008: WO/2008/150729 (85 worldwide citation)

Provided herein are bicyeMc nucleosides comprising a substituted amino group in the bridge, oligomeric compounds having at least one of these bi cyclic nucleosides and methods of using the oligomeric compounds. The bicyclic nucleosides comprising a substituted amino group in the bridge are useful fo ...