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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: System and method for optimizing federated and ETLd databases with considerations of specialized data structures within an environment having multidimensional constraints. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, John R Pivnichny, August 17, 2010: US07779051 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for creating a data warehousing scheme having optimally selected components. A mathematical model of a goal for the data warehousing scheme is input into an optimization engine. At least one constraint on the data warehousing scheme is input into the optimization engine. A mathematical opti ...


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Craig Allen
Larry Gene Hughes Jr, Ryan Van Voorhis, Akira Miyazaki, Craig Allen Markusic, Christopher Mampe, Takayuki Sugama, Peter J Cardimen: Impact absorbing armrest for a motor vehicle. Honda Motor, Plumsea Law Group, August 17, 2010: US07775584 (15 worldwide citation)

A collision absorption system including a collapsing armrest. The armrest is configured to provide support for vertical loading during use. During a side impact collision, the armrest is configured to deform or collapse in a lateral direction. The collapsing armrest may include multiple layers with ...


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Isaiah Oladeji
Isaiah O Oladeji, Alan Cuthbertson: Method for fabricating a thick copper line and copper inductor resulting therefrom. Atmel Corporation, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, August 17, 2010: US07776705

A method of forming one or more inductors on a substrate is disclosed. The method includes forming a first dielectric material over the substrate, forming a trench in the first dielectric material, and substantially filling the trench with copper to form the one or more inductors. The first dielectr ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Free piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Fund I, Workman Nydegger, August 17, 2010: US07777357 (9 worldwide citation)

An engine includes a cylinder having two ends, a piston slidably disposed in the cylinder and a converter operable with the piston to convert mechanical energy of the piston from and to electrical energy.


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Matthew T Currie, Anthony J Lochtefeld, Richard Hammond, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Semiconductor structures employing strained material layers with defined impurity gradients and methods for fabricating same. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Slater & Matsil L, August 17, 2010: US07776697 (3 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor structures and devices including strained material layers having impurity-free zones, and methods for fabricating same. Certain regions of the strained material layers are kept free of impurities that can interdiffuse from adjacent portions of the semiconductor. When impurities are pre ...


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Daniel L Mooradian, B Nicholas Oray, William F Kuester: Circular stapler buttress combination. Synovis Life Technologies, Fredrikson & Byron P A, August 17, 2010: US07776060 (405 worldwide citation)

A combination medical device comprising a circular stapler instrument (4) and one or more portions of preformed buttress material (16) adapted to be stably positioned upon the staple cartridge (12) and/or anvil (14) components of the stapler (4) prior or at the time of use. Positioned buttress mater ...