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Stephen Griffin, Huey Quoc Chan, Elaine Lim, Nhan Hue To: Catheter including a compliant balloon. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, December 15, 2009: US07632242 (87 worldwide citation)

A catheter having an elongate shaft including a plurality of apertures disposed along at least a length of the shaft to facilitate bending. The catheter includes an inflatable balloon, wherein a subset of the plurality of apertures provides fluid communication from an inflation lumen to the inflatab ...


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Sang Yun Lee: Wafer bonding method. Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, December 15, 2009: US07632738 (86 worldwide citation)

A method includes steps of providing first and second substrates, and forming a bonding interface between them using a conductive bonding region. A portion of the second substrate is removed to form a mesa structure. A vertically oriented semiconductor device is formed with the mesa structure. A por ...


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Russell W White, Kevin R Imes: Content delivery system and method. Affinity Labs of Texas, December 15, 2009: US07634228 (86 worldwide citation)

A media managing method is disclosed. A method links a graphical interface soft button with a media file saved in a memory system of a portable electronic device, maintains a collection of information that represents the graphical interface soft button in the memory system, and communicates at least ...


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Moshe Ein Gal: Radiotherapy system with turntable. Dekel Patent, David Klein, December 15, 2009: US07634057 (83 worldwide citation)

A radiotherapy system including a collimator operable to shape and steer a radiation beam in at least one dimension, a turntable for supporting a patient thereupon adapted to rotate the patient about a rotational axis, the patient having a target therein for irradiation by the radiation beam, a dete ...


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Kuo Ching Hsu, Chen Shien Chen, Boe Su, Hon Lin Huang: Introducing a metal layer between SiN and TiN to improve CBD contact resistance for P-TSV. Taiwan Semiconductor Manfacturing Company, Haynes and Boone, December 15, 2009: US07633165 (82 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provide an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a through-silicon-via (TSV) trench configured in a semiconductor substrate; a conductive pad formed on the semiconductor substrate, the conductive pad being adjacent the TSV trench; a silicon nitride layer disposed ...


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Nima Mokhlesi: Non-real time reprogramming of non-volatile memory to achieve tighter distribution of threshold voltages. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, December 15, 2009: US07633802 (81 worldwide citation)

A set of non-volatile storage elements undergoes initial programming, after which a reprogramming, with higher verify levels, is performed in non-real time, such as when a control enters a standby mode, when no other read or write tasks are pending. The reprogramming can program pages in the set one ...


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Michael Gillis Kane: Driver circuit, as for an OLED display. December 15, 2009: US07633470 (81 worldwide citation)

An electronic driver circuit for driving a load exhibiting a capacitance comprises a controllable current source for providing at an output current related to an input data signal and a capacitance coupled between the output and input of the controllable current source for providing positive feedbac ...


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Martin Cholette: Techniques to monitor and trend nerve damage and recovery. Pacesetter, December 15, 2009: US07634315 (79 worldwide citation)

An exemplary method includes implementing a nerve stimulation therapy that includes delivering stimulation energy to a target nerve, periodically acquiring compound action potentials responsive to the delivered stimulation energy and assessing condition of the target nerve based at least in part on ...


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Benjamin C Chamberlain, Bruce Cordell Jones, Christopher M Street, Eric B Vigesaa: Multiple conditional formatting. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, December 15, 2009: US07634717 (79 worldwide citation)

Generally described, embodiments of the present invention relate to applying and evaluating an unlimited number of conditional formatting rules to a given range of cells. Additionally, multiple conditional formatting rules may be evaluated to TRUE for the same cell contained in a user interface and ...


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Eric Rudolph, Yong Rui, Henrique S Malvar, Li Wei He, Michael F Cohen, Ivan Tashev: Systems and methods for real-time audio-visual communication and data collaboration in a network conference environment. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 15, 2009: US07634533 (78 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate real-time information exchange in a multimedia conferencing environment. Data Client(s) facilitate data collaboration between users and are maintained separately from audio/video (AV) Clients that provide real-time communication functionality. Data C ...