David Mosley
Peter A Carr, Brian Y Chow, Joseph M Jacobson, David W Mosley, Christopher Emig: Methods for high fidelity production of long nucleic acid molecules. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Norma E Henderson, February 1, 2011: US07879580 (17 worldwide citation)

This invention generally relates to nucleic acid synthesis, in particular DNA synthesis. More particularly, the invention relates to the production of long nucleic acid molecules with precise user control over sequence content. This invention also relates to the prevention and/or removal of errors w ...

Benoit Sevigny
Benoit Sevigny: Audio view using 3-dimensional plot. Apple, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, February 1, 2011: US07880748 (16 worldwide citation)

Techniques for editing signal data using a three-dimensional visual representation of the signal data are provided. According to one embodiment of the invention, audio signal data is displayed as a surface occupying three dimensions. User input, which indicates a selected area of the surface, is rec ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert L Angell, James R Kraemer: Qualitative/quantitative analysis of a material using RFIDs. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, February 1, 2011: US07880611 (2 worldwide citation)

Unpackaged bulk material is made up of components that have been laced with RFID tags. By interrogating the RFID tags, the different components are identified and quantified, thus providing a quick assay of the bulk material.

Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois: Acrylic acid preparation method. Arkema France, Steven D Boyd, February 1, 2011: US07880034 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for preparing acrylic acid from propylene, comprising the oxidation of propylene to acrolein and a second step comprising the oxidation of acrolein to acrylic acid, including a glycerol dehydration step preformed in the presence of a gas containing propylene and, mo ...

Steven Jobs
Bartley K Andre, Daniel J Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P Howarth, Jonathan P Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell Clarke, Douglas B Satzger, Calvin Q Seid, Vincent Keane Seid legal representative, Christopher J Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer: Packaging. Apple, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, February 1, 2011: US07878326 (25 worldwide citation)

Packaging for an article of manufacture, which includes a base with a ledge formed on its interior, a holder disposed within the base for holding an item, and a lid above the base. The holder, base, and lid may be transparent. The holder may suspend the item above a surface to give the item the appe ...

sally liu
Yih Yuh Doong, Keh Jeng Chang, Yuh Jier Mii, Sally Liu, Lien Jung Hung, Victor Chih Yuan Chang: Accurate capacitance measurement for ultra large scale integrated circuits. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Slater & Matsil L, February 1, 2011: US07880494 (1 worldwide citation)

Test structures and methods for measuring contact and via parasitic capacitance in an integrated circuit are provided. The accuracy of contact and via capacitance measurements are improved by eliminating not-to-be-measured capacitance from the measurement results. The capacitance is measured on a ta ...

Parichay Saxena
Parichay Saxena, Todd Abel, Ricard Roma i Dalfó: Interfacing a first type of software application to information configured for use by a second type of software application. Microsoft Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 1, 2011: US07882170

Systems and methods for enabling a host application and uses thereof access to otherwise inaccessible information configured solely for use by other types of applications. The information may be exposed for use by the host application as information elements (e.g., metadata). During execution the ho ...

Michael Longé, Richard Eyraud, Keith C Hullfish: Multimodal disambiguation of speech recognition. Tegic Communications, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, February 1, 2011: US07881936 (243 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a speech recognition system combined with one or more alternate input modalities to ensure efficient and accurate text input. The speech recognition system achieves less than perfect accuracy due to limited processing power, environmental noise, and/or natural variatio ...

Mark Ortiz, Frederick Shelton IV, Jeffrey Swayze: Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 1, 2011: US07879070 (239 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 ...

Ammar Al Ali: Physiological trend monitor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 1, 2011: US07880606 (228 worldwide citation)

A physiological trend monitor has a sensor signal responsive to multiple wavelengths of light transmitted into a tissue site. The transmitted light is detected after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow within the tissue site. A processor has an input responsive to the sensor signal and a physiologic ...