Stéphane De Lombaert
Rajagopal Bakthavatchalam, Charles A Blum, Stéphane De Lombaert, Taeyoung Yoon, Xiaozhang Zheng: Biaryl piperazinyl-pyridine analogues. Neurogen Corporation, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Peter F Corless, Mark D Russett, July 28, 2009: US07566712 (6 worldwide citation)

Biaryl piperazinyl-pyridine analogues are provided, of the Formula: wherein variables are as described herein. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathologic ...

Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher J Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O Brien, Theresa O Keefe: Humanized anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Lando & Anastasi, July 28, 2009: US07566450 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the intera ...

Hani Badawi
Weiguo Liu, Morris S Young, M Hani Badawi: Low etch pit density (EPD) semi-insulating GaAs wafers. AXT, DLA Piper, July 28, 2009: US07566641 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing wafers using a low EPD crystal growth process and a wafer annealing process is provided that results in GaAs/InGaP wafers that provide higher device yields from the wafer.

Eugene Fitzgerald
Matthew T Currie, Anthony J Lochtefeld, Christopher W Leitz, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Methods of fabricating semiconductor devices having strained dual channel layers. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Goodwin Procter, July 28, 2009: US07566606 (9 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor structure includes a strain-inducing substrate layer having a germanium concentration of at least 10 atomic %. The semiconductor structure also includes a compressively strained layer on the strain-inducing substrate layer. The compressively strained layer has a germanium concentrati ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai: Circulating switch. Nortel Networks, July 28, 2009: US07567556 (6 worldwide citation)

A circulating switch comprises switch modules of moderate capacities interconnected by a passive rotator. Data is sent from a one switch module to another switch module either directly, traversing the rotator once, or indirectly through at least one intermediate switch module where the rotator is tr ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, François J Blouin: Courteous routing. Nortel Networks, Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, July 28, 2009: US07567516 (2 worldwide citation)

In a communication network comprising nodes and links between the nodes, a controller node disseminates routing information including nodal routing tables. A nodal routing table for a given node comprises alternate routes from the given node to other nodes in the network. A controller of the network ...

Tammy Balzar
Rebecca Lyn Dilnik, Dawn Lynn Ilnicki Houghton, Tammy Jo Balzar, Pamela Mary Thompson, Mary Rece Holt: Disposable and reusable pouf products. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Alyssa A Dudkowski, July 28, 2009: US07566491 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a poufable product that is capable of being converted into a pouf product. The poufable product is comprised of at least one flat ply of flexible sheet material having at least one side edge and at least one cord. The cord engages at least one ply of the flexible sheet mater ...

Ganesh Sundaram
Ganesh Sundaram, Thomas Eric Ryle, Hitesh Amin, John Diab, Yves Charles Vidal: Method and system for efficient link recovery for fibre channel over SONET/SDH transport path. Cisco Technology, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, July 28, 2009: US07568026

A method and system for flow control of GFP-encapsulated Fiber Channel frames over SONET/SDH transport networks is described. Transport interfaces, in the form of port cards, monitor any switch-over or error in the SONET/SDH transport network responsive to GFP out of synchronization signals; and tra ...

Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph P Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. July 28, 2009: US07565993 (316 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...

Jacques Devierre, Kenneth C Kennedy II: Endoscopic surgical access devices and methods of articulating an external accessory channel. Wilson Cook Medical, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 28, 2009: US07566300 (280 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for detachably engaging an insertion section of an endoscope and selectively articulating an endoscopic surgical access channel are provided. A device comprises an articulating main body having a stationary first body, an articulatable second body, and coupler having a mounting m ...