Katherina Babich
Deok kee Kim, Kenneth T Settlemyer Jr, Kangguo Cheng, Ramachandra Divakaruni, Carl J Radens, Dirk Pfeiffer, Timothy Dalton, Katherina Babich, Arpan P Mahorowala, Harald Okorn Schmidt: Methods and structures for protecting one area while processing another area on a chip. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitman Curtis Christofferson & Cook PC, Joseph P Abate, March 3, 2009: US07497959 (4 worldwide citation)

Increased protection of areas of a chip are provided by both a mask structure of increased robustness in regard to semiconductor manufacturing processes or which can be removed with increased selectivity and controllability in regard to underlying materials, or both. Mask structures are provided whi ...

Jaakko Niinistö
Jaakko Niinistö, Matti Putkonen, Mikko Ritala, Petri Räisänen, Antti Niskanen, Markku Leskelä: Method of depositing rare earth oxide thin films. ASM International, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 2009: US07498272 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a process for depositing rare earth oxide thin films, especially yttrium, lanthanum and gadolinium oxide thin films by an ALD process, according to which invention the source chemicals are cyclopentadienyl compounds or rare earth metals, especially those of yttrium, la ...


Mark Brister, Paul V Neale, James Patrick Thrower, Daniel S Kline, Daniel Shawn Codd, Sean Saint, Steve Masterson: Transcutaneous analyte sensor. DexCom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 2009: US07497827 (474 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.

Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali, Lorenzo Cazzoll: Variable indication estimator. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 2009: US07499835 (309 worldwide citation)

A variable indication estimator which determines an output value representative of a set of input data. For example, the estimator can reduce input data to estimates of a desired signal, select a time, and determine an output value from the estimates and the time. In one embodiment, the time is sele ...

Srinivas Kavuri, Anand Prahlad, Anand Vibhor, Parag Gokhale: Method and system for grouping storage system components. CommvVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 2009: US07500053 (305 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for associating a storage system component, e.g. a server, client, machine, sub-client, or other storage system component, with one or more other storage system components into a group. Storage preferences are defined for the group which are automatically associated ...

Mohamed K Diab, Rex McCarthy: Signal processing apparatus and method. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 2009: US07499741 (283 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus to analyze two measured signals that are modeled as containing desired and undesired portions such as noise, FM and AM modulation. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, a transformation ...

Nicholas J Elsey, Michael A Kepler, Timothy A Timmins, Michael T Samudio: Technique for providing personalized information and communications services. Grape Technology Group, Sofer & Haroun, March 3, 2009: US07499537 (255 worldwide citation)

A user may utilize a communication device, e.g., a wireless phone, mobile device or personal digital assistant (PDA), to contact an information/call center where an operator provides personalized information and communications services to the user in accordance with the invention. Such services incl ...

Stephen Paul Zadesky, Stephen Brian Lynch, Brett William Degner: Movable touch pad with added functionality. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, March 3, 2009: US07499040 (170 worldwide citation)

An input device is disclosed. The input device includes a movable touch pad capable of detecting an object in close proximity thereto so as to generate a first control signal. The input device also includes a movement indicator capable of detecting the movements of the movable touch pad so as to gen ...

Sanjiv Sharma, Karri Alexion Tiernan, Jeff Graves: Determining the level of availability of a computing resource. Microsoft Corporation, March 3, 2009: US07500150 (168 worldwide citation)

Data is collected relating to the availability of a computing resource such as data identifying a start event that indicates that the computing resource became available for use and data identifying a stop event that indicates that the computing resource became unavailable for use. The data relating ...