Ulrich Klostermann
Franz Kreupl, Ulrich Klostermann: Magnetoresistive sensor with tunnel barrier and method. Qimonda, Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC, January 4, 2011: US07863700 (2 worldwide citation)

Magnetoresistive sensors with tunnel barrier and method. One embodiment provides a magnetoresistive sensor having a magnetic tunnel junction is provided. The magnetic tunnel junction includes a barrier layer. The barrier layer includes carbon, pyrolytic carbon, or graphene, or graphite.

Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: Software recovery without the use of a keyboard, mouse, trackball or computer monitor. Hewlett Packard Development Company, January 4, 2011: US07865710 (2 worldwide citation)

A NAS device comprises a user control and storage in which at least one of an operating system and system firmware is stored. Logic is also provided that is coupled to the user control and the storage. The logic causes a recovery to be performed of the operating system or system firmware upon user a ...


Johnson Thie
Tan Thi Thai Le, Nam Hoai Do, William Andrew King, Hai Ha Pham, Johnson Thie, Emir Delic: Method and system for detecting and classifying the mental state of a subject. January 4, 2011: US07865235

A method of detecting and classifying mental states, comprising the steps of: detecting bio-signals from one or more than one bio-signal detector; transforming the bio-signals into one or more than one different representations; detecting values of one or more than one property of the transformed bi ...

Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer: Epitaxial deposition of doped semiconductor materials. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 4, 2011: US07863163 (83 worldwide citation)

A method for depositing a carbon doped epitaxial semiconductor layer comprises maintaining a pressure of greater than about 700 torr in a process chamber housing a patterned substrate having exposed single crystal material. The method further comprises providing a flow of a silicon source gas to the ...

Rick Lake
Rick C Lake: Microelectronic devices and methods for manufacturing microelectronic devices. Micron Technology, Perkins Coie, January 4, 2011: US07863727 (6 worldwide citation)

Microelectronic devices and methods for manufacturing microelectronic devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a microelectronic device includes a microelectronic die, a plurality of electrical couplers projecting from the die, and a flowable material disposed on the die. The die includes an ...

Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Ronald J Kolata, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 4, 2011: US07861906 (445 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus for use with a disposable loading unit. Various embodiments include an elongated body assembly that comprises a distal body segment and a proximal body segment that are operably coupled together by an intermediate articulation joint such that the proximal body segment a ...

Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali: Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals in a measurement system. Masimo Laboratories, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 4, 2011: US07865222 (194 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for separating a composite signal into a plurality of signals is described. A signal processor receives a composite signal and separates a composite signal in to separate output signals. Feedback from one or more of the output signals is provided to a configuration module t ...

Mark Ortiz, Frederick Shelton IV, Jeffrey Swayze: Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 4, 2011: US07862579 (163 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for actuating and/or articulating a grasping device. In one exemplary embodiment, a grasping device is provided having a shaft with an end effector having opposed jaws coupled to the shaft. An electrically expandable and contractible actuator, such as an electroactiv ...

Victor J Johnston, Laiyuan Chen, Barbara F Kimmich, Josefina T Chapman, James H Zink: Direct and selective production of ethanol from acetic acid utilizing a platinum/tin catalyst. Celanese International Corporation, January 4, 2011: US07863489 (141 worldwide citation)

A process for the selective production of ethanol by vapor phase reaction of acetic acid over a hydrogenating catalyst composition to form ethanol is disclosed and claimed. In an embodiment of this invention reaction of acetic acid and hydrogen over a platinum and tin supported on silica, graphite, ...

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