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Tarran Jones
Masayuki Tsuchiya, Koh Sato, Mary Margaret Bendig, Steven Tarran Jones, Jose William Saldanha: Reshaped human antibody to human interleukin-6 receptor. Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha, Foley & Lardner, January 20, 2009: US07479543 (89 worldwide citation)

A reshaped human antibody to the human IL-6R, comprising: (A) an L chain comprising, (1) a human L chain C region, and (2) an L chain V region comprising human L chain framework regions (FRs), and mouse L chain complementary determination regions (CDRs) of a momoclonal antibody to the IL-6 receptor ...


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Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer, Paul Brabant, Trevan Landin: Germanium deposition. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 20, 2009: US07479443 (8 worldwide citation)

A method comprises, in a reaction chamber, depositing a seed layer of germanium over a silicon-containing surface at a first temperature. The seed layer has a thickness between about one monolayer and about 1000 â„«. The method further comprises, after depositing the seed layer, increasing the tempera ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, January 20, 2009: US07479160 (211 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Kevin W Smith: Force switch. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Scott D Smiley, January 20, 2009: US07479608 (208 worldwide citation)

A mechanical force switch to be disposed along a longitudinal device axis of a medical device includes an electrically conductive switching piston to form a first electrical contact of the switch, a hollow body, an end stop, a bias device, and an electrically conductive second contact of the switch ...


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Joshua L DeWard, Steven L Brown, Kenneth Schofield, Niall R Lynam: Accessory module for vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, January 20, 2009: US07480149 (186 worldwide citation)

An accessory module is mountable to an interior surface of a vehicle windshield and includes a mounting element securable to an interior surface of a windshield of a vehicle, and an accessory support having a base portion attachable to the mounting element. The accessory support includes an accessor ...


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Chandramouli Visweswariah, Jinjun Xiong, Vladimir Zolotov: Method, system, and program product for computing a yield gradient from statistical timing. International Business Machines Corporation, Brian Verminski, Hoffman Warnick, January 20, 2009: US07480880 (177 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method, system, and program product for determining a gradient of a parametric yield of an integrated circuit with respect to parameters of a delay of an edge of a timing graph of the circuit. A first aspect of the invention provides a method for determining a gradient of a ...


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Freddy Allen Anzures, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O Lemay, Greg Christie, Scott Forstall: Indication of progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, January 20, 2009: US07480870 (158 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device includes one or more user-interface objects associated with a second user-interface state. While the device is in a first user-interface state, the one or more objects transition in optical intensity to indicate ...


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Abdurrahman Sezginer: Method and apparatus of model-based photomask synthesis. Cadence Design Systems, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, January 20, 2009: US07480891 (148 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for improving image quality in a photolithographic process includes calculating a figure-of-demerit for a photolithographic mask function and then adjusting said photolithographic mask function to reduce the figure of demerit.


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Jean Beaupré: Ultrasonic shear with asymmetrical motion. Crescendo Technologies, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, Glenn D Bellamy, January 20, 2009: US07479148 (147 worldwide citation)

Devices providing ultrasonic clamped cutting using asymmetrical motion include a housing and ultrasonic waveguide. A longitudinal axis extends through the center of mass of the ultrasonic waveguide. An actuating assembly provides opposable movement of a clamp arm with respect to the cutting blade, t ...



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