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Dr. Elke Erben
Stephan Kudelka, Lars Oberbeck, Uwe Schroeder, Tim Boescke, Johannes Heitmann, Annette Saenger, Joerg Schumann, Elke Erben: Deposition method for a transition-metal-containing dielectric. Qimonda, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, February 23, 2010: US07666752 (8 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method for depositing a dielectric material comprising a transition metal compound. After providing a substrate, a first pre-cursor comprising a transition metal compound and a second pre-cursor predominantly comprising at least one of water vapour, ammonia and hyd ...


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Matthias Bauer
Chantal Arena, Pierre Tomasini, Nyles Cody, Matthias Bauer: Epitaxial growth of relaxed silicon germanium layers. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 23, 2010: US07666799 (3 worldwide citation)

A relaxed silicon germanium structure comprises a silicon buffer layer produced using a chemical vapor deposition process with an operational pressure greater than approximately 1 torr. The relaxed silicon germanium structure further comprises a silicon germanium layer deposited over the silicon buf ...


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Steven Jobs
Jeffrey L Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri: Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 23, 2010: US07667124 (3 worldwide citation)

In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface are provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each o ...


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Megan L Prommersberger: Interlocking buttress material retention system. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 23, 2010: US07665646 (529 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided having a pair of jaws including a staple containing cartridge and an anvil. Buttress material is releasable affixed to the staple containing cartridge and the anvil. One of the jaws includes a pair of longitudinal projections at a first end of the jaw and configured to ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 23, 2010: US07665647 (501 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes an elongate channel that is configured to operably support a staple cartridge therein. An anvil is operably coupled to the elongate channel and i ...


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Charles J Cohen, Glenn J Beach, Brook Cavell, Eugene Foulk, Charles J Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George V Paul: Gesture-controlled interfaces for self-service machines and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski P C, February 23, 2010: US07668340 (300 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition interface for use in controlling self-service machines and other devices is disclosed. A gesture is defined as motions and kinematic poses generated by humans, animals, or machines. Specific body features are tracked, and static and motion gestures are interpreted. Motion gestu ...


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Doliov Steven: System and method to determine the validity of an interaction on a network. Yahoo, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, February 23, 2010: US07668861 (226 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for classifying a user interaction on a network. A user interaction is identified on a network and user interaction data is collected relating to the user interaction on the network. The user interaction data includes an aggregate measure data and a unique feature d ...


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Mark Zuckerberg, Ruchi Sanghvi, Andrew Bosworth, Chris Cox, Aaron Sittig, Chris Hughes, Katie Geminder, Dan Corson: Dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network. Facebook, Fenwick & West, February 23, 2010: US07669123 (208 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying a news feed in a social network environment is described. The method includes generating news items regarding activities associated with a user of a social network environment and attaching an informational link associated with at least one of the activities, to at least one ...


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Chen Hua Yu, Yu Rung Hsu, Chen Nan Yeh: Fin field-effect transistors. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Slater & Matsil L, February 23, 2010: US07667271 (164 worldwide citation)

A fin field-effect transistor (finFET) with improved source/drain regions is provided. In an embodiment, the source/drain regions of the fin are removed while spacers adjacent to the fin remain. An angled implant is used to implant the source/drain regions near a gate electrode, thereby allowing for ...


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Warren Keith Edwards, Mark Webster Newman, Trevor Fredrick Smith, Jana Zdislava Sedivy, Karen Marcelo, Shahram Izadi, Jason I Hong: Method and apparatus for dynamically delivering service profiles to clients. Xerox Corporation, Park Vaughan & Fleming, February 23, 2010: US07668903 (151 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates dynamic delivery of service profiles to a client. During operation, the system performs a discovery operation to allow the client to discover new services on a network. If a new service is discovered for which the client does ...