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Eb Eshun
Anil K Chinthakindi, Douglas D Coolbaugh, John M Cotte, Ebenezer E Eshun, Zhong Xiang He, Anthony K Stamper, Eric J White: Integrated beol thin film resistor. Anthony J Canale, Intellectual Property Law IBM Corporation, March 12, 2009: US20090065898-A1

In the course of forming a resistor in the back end of an integrated circuit, an intermediate dielectric layer is deposited and a trench etched through it and into a lower dielectric layer by a controllable amount, so that the top of a resistor layer deposited in the trench is close in height to the ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Giles Humpston, Moti Margalit: Semiconductor packaging process using through silicon vias. Tessera, Tessera, LERNER DAVID et al, March 12, 2009: US20090065907-A1

A microelectronic unit 400 can include a semiconductor element 401 having a front surface, a microelectronic semiconductor device adjacent to the front surface, contacts 403 at the front surface and a rear surface remote from the front surface. The semiconductor element 401 can have through holes 41 ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, James R Kraemer: Method and apparatus for automatically generating labor standards from video data. Duke W Yee, March 12, 2009: US20090070163-A1

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for creating a labor standard for a task. The process automatically detects event data derived from a continuous video stream, wherein the event data comprises metadata describing a sequence of motions for performing the t ...


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Brian Thomas
Liu Kaifeng, Thomas Brian, Charlebois Steven: Hydrogels with gradient. Zimmer, Liu Kaifeng, Thomas Brian, Charlebois Steven, DAVIDSON Kristi L, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/032430 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight. The invention also provides a method of forming a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight.


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Knodel Bryan D, Hausen Bernard A, Clauson Luke W: Endocutter with staple feed. Cardica, SCHAR Brian A, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/033057 (177 worldwide citation)

A surgical endocutter may include an end effector, at least one feeder belt that extends at least partially into the end effector; and two or more staples, where each staple has a first end frangibly connected to a corresponding feeder belt and a second, free end, and where the staples form at least ...


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Low Zhen Ning, Lin Jenshan, Chen Mingqi: Planar near-field wireless power charger and high-speed data communication platform. University Of Florida Research Foundation, Low Zhen Ning, Lin Jenshan, Chen Mingqi, PARKER James S, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/033043 (100 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the present disclosure describes a planar near-field wireless power charging system that is capable of charging small portable devices. Embodiments can incorporate coils for generating time-varying magnetic fields into a pad. In an exemplary embodiment, the charging system incorporate ...


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Diggs Mark S, Merry David E: Storage subsystem capable of adjusting ecc settings based on monitored conditions. Siliconsystems, ALTMAN Daniel E, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/032945 (88 worldwide citation)

A storage subsystem (1 12) monitors one or more conditions related to the probability of a data error occurring. Based on the monitored condition or conditions, the storage subsystem adjusts an error correction setting, and thus the quantity of ECC data (121) used to protect data received from a hos ...


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Gammack Peter David, Nicolas Frederic, Simmonds Kevin John: A fan. Dyson Technology, Gammack Peter David, Nicolas Frederic, Simmonds Kevin John, BONNER Catherine Louise, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/030879 (83 worldwide citation)

A fan assembly for creating an air current is described. There is provided a bladeless fan assembly (100) comprising a nozzle (1) and means for creating an air flow through the nozzle (1). The nozzle (1) comprises an interior passage (10), a mouth (12) for receiving the air flow from the interior pa ...


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Gammack Peter David, Nicolas Frederic, Simmonds Kevin John: A fan. Dyson Technology, Gammack Peter David, Nicolas Frederic, Simmonds Kevin John, BONNER Catherine Louise, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/030881 (80 worldwide citation)

A fan assembly for creating an air current is described. There is provided a bladeless fan assembly (100) comprising a nozzle (1) mounted on a base (16) housing means for creating an air flow through the nozzle (1). The nozzle (1) comprises an interior passage (10) for receiving the air flow from th ...


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Long Gary L, Vakharia Omar J, Plescia David N, Bally Kurt R, Zwolinski Andrew M, Bakos Gregory J, Holcomb Matthew D: Electrical albation surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Long Gary L, Vakharia Omar J, Plescia David N, Bally Kurt R, Zwolinski Andrew M, Bakos Gregory J, Holcomb Matthew D, JOHNSON Philip S, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/032623 (70 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an ablation device. The ablation device includes an elongated flexible member having a proximal end and a distal end. The flexible member includes first and second lumens. A first needle electrode is configured to slideably move within the first lumen. A second needle ...