James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert L Angell, James R Kraemer: Tracking genetically modified organisms with RFIDs. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, January 11, 2011: US07868768 (2 worldwide citation)

A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is tracked using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. A bulk load of GMOs, which is intended for consumption by livestock only, is laced with RFID tags at or near a time of harvest. If the RFID tags appear in a product that is intended for human consumpti ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Risk assessment between aircrafts. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, John R Pivnichny, January 11, 2011: US07870085 (2 worldwide citation)

A risk assessment method and system. The method includes receiving by an inference engine, first sensor cohort data associated with a first cohort located within a first aircraft. The inference engine receives first group technology inferences associated with the first cohort. The inference engine g ...


Durga Malladi
Jon J Anderson, Durga P Malladi, Steven J Doerfler: Controlling forward link traffic channel power. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Donald C Kordich, January 11, 2011: US07869410

Forward link transmission power to a user terminal in a wireless communications system having a plurality of beams is controlled by determining a baseline power level, Pbaseline, from a received active pilot channel signal-to-noise ratio (SNR); determining a power margin, Pmargin, from an identified ...

Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 11, 2011: US07866527 (379 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing. An actuation is shaft supported at least in part within the stationary handle housing and is movable in response t ...

Paul Scirica: Surgical instrument having a plastic surface. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 11, 2011: US07866525 (217 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, a movable handle, a tool assembly, a drive beam and a closure apparatus is disclosed. At least one of the closure apparatus and a contact surface of the tool assembly include a plastic surface. The body portion extends distally from t ...

Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns: Staple drive assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 11, 2011: US07866528 (211 worldwide citation)

A staple drive assembly includes an actuation sled and at least one staple pusher. The staple drive assembly is adapted to fit within a staple cartridge having a plurality of staples and a corresponding number of retention slots. The at least one staple pusher includes at least one pusher plate for ...

David Norris Kenwright: Apparatus and method for proximity-responsive display materials. Brooks Kushman P C, January 11, 2011: US07868778 (180 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method for causing a printed display (poster, placard or promotional flier) to become interactive when a person points to part of the display. Behind the display a customized layout of capacitive proximity sensors printed with conductive inks on to a low-cost disposable, replaceable ...

Tao Pan, Kroum S Stoev, Yugang Wang, Jack M Chue: Perpendicular recording head with shaped pole surfaces for higher linear data densities. Western Digital, January 11, 2011: US07869160 (145 worldwide citation)

A perpendicular recording head is provided having a bottom pole, a writer pole disposed above the bottom pole, and a top shield disposed above the writer pole. The bottom pole and the top shield are both magnetically coupled to the writer pole. The writer pole includes a concave facing surface that ...

Kenneth E Bertagnolli, Jiang Qian, Jason Wiggins, Michael A Vail, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay: Rotary drill bit including polycrystalline diamond cutting elements. US Synthetic Corporation, Workman Nydegger, January 11, 2011: US07866418 (144 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, PCD includes a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions. A metal-solvent catalyst occupies at least a portion of the plurality of i ...