Dana Gronbeck Jeffrey Calvert
Michael K Gallagher, Dana A Gronbeck, Timothy G Adams, Jeffrey M Calvert: Electronic devices having air gaps. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Jonathan D Baskin, May 25, 2010: US07723850 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of forming air gaps within a solid structure is provided. In this method, a sacrificial material is covered by an overlayer. The sacrificial material is then removed through the overlayer to leave an air gap. Such air gaps are particularly useful as insulation between metal lines in an elec ...

Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate
Deodatta Vinayak Shenai Khatkhate, Michael L Timmons, Charles J Marsman, Egbert Woelk, Ronald L DiCarlo Jr: Delivery device. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, S Matthew Cairns, May 25, 2010: US07722720 (11 worldwide citation)

Delivery devices for delivering solid precursor compounds in the vapor phase to reactors are provided. Such devices include a precursor composition of a solid precursor compound with a layer of packing material disposed thereon. Also provided are methods for transporting a carrier gas saturated with ...

Bahman Qawami
Fabrice Jogand Coulomb, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Shargi, Carlos J Gonzalez: Portable mass storage device with virtual machine activation. SanDisk Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 25, 2010: US07725614 (9 worldwide citation)

A portable mass storage device is used to store large files such as digital pictures, movies and music. The mass storage device has firmware with security mechanisms that limit access to read write operations to ensure reliable operation of the device to prevent unwanted copying or storing of secure ...

Cynthia Hoover
Delong Zhang, Cynthia Hoover: Organometallic precursor compounds. Praxair Technology, Iurie A Schwartz, May 25, 2010: US07723535 (1 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to organometallic precursor compounds represented by the formula i-PrN═Ta(NR1R2)3 wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and are alkyl having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, provided that (i) when R1 is ethyl, then R2 is other than ethyl and (ii) when R2 is ethyl, then R1 is ot ...

Parichay Saxena
Balaji Thiagarajan, Sharad Garg, Arvind Kumar Peechara, Theodore Nguyen, Parichay Saxena: Manage content in a short-term content buffer with content identifiers. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 25, 2010: US07725919 (53 worldwide citation)

A short-term content buffer maintains segments of audio and/or video content and the content segments are identified with segment identifiers which enables management and playback of the content segments. In an embodiment, independent video content segments corresponding to a particular broadcast ch ...

yuan xing Lee
Shaohua Yang, Richard Leo Galbraith, Ksenija Lakovic, Yuan Xing Lee, Travis Oenning, Jongseung Park, Hideki Sawaguchi, Bruce A Wilson: Decoding techniques for correcting errors using soft information. Hitachi Global Stroage Technologies Netherlands, Steven J Cahill, May 25, 2010: US07725800 (34 worldwide citation)

Two levels of error correction decoding are performed using first and second level decoders. A composite code formed by combining an inner component code and an outer component code can be used to decode the data and correct any errors. Performing two level decoding using a composite code allows the ...

Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Suzanne Scott: Apparatus and method for forming inflated chambers. Sealed Air Corporation, Thomas C Lagaly, May 25, 2010: US07721781 (3 worldwide citation)

An inflatable web, and method and apparatus for inflating the web, which generally includes two sheets having inner surfaces sealed to each other in a pattern defining a series of inflatable chambers of predetermined length, each of the chambers having at least one change in width over their length; ...

Robert H McKenna, Frederick E Shelton IV, Randal T Byrum, Mark S Ortiz, Paul J Conrad, Eugene L Timperman: Disposable cartridge with adhesive for use with a stapling device. Thicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, May 25, 2010: US07721930 (415 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is provided for clamping and stapling tissue, and for dispensing a fluid such as an adhesive onto the tissue. The adhesive can be stored within one or more rigid chambers within removable cartridge and dispensed from a plurality of passageways within the cartridge. A plura ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, James R Giordano: Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, May 25, 2010: US07721931 (391 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a control unit and a staple cartridge including a transponder. The control unit is configured to transmit a first wireless signal to the transponder and to receive a second wireless signal from the transponder to determine one of a ...

Frederick E Shalton IV, James R Giordano: Interlock and surgical instrument including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 25, 2010: US07721936 (349 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector comprising a moveable cutting instrument to cut an object and a motor coupled to the end effector. The motor actuates the cutting instrument in response to a current therethrough, causing the cutting instrument to move betwe ...