Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba: Multilayer wiring element having pin interface. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 22, 2011: US07911805 (40 worldwide citation)

A method of forming contacts for an interconnection element, includes (a) joining a conductive element to an interconnection element having multiple wiring layers, (b) patterning the conductive element to form conductive pins, and (c) electrically interconnecting the conductive pins with conductive ...

Ravi Laxman
Ziyun Wang, Chongying Xu, Ravi K Laxman, Thomas H Baum, Bryan C Hendrix, Jeffrey F Roeder: Composition and method for low temperature deposition of silicon-containing films such as films including silicon, silicon nitride, silicon dioxide and/or silicon-oxynitride. Advanced Technology Materials, Steven J Hultquist, Hultquist IP, Margaret Chappuis, March 22, 2011: US07910765 (11 worldwide citation)

Silicon precursors for forming silicon-containing films in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, such as low dielectric constant (k) thin films, high k gate silicates, low temperature silicon epitaxial films, and films containing silicon nitride (Si3N4), siliconoxynitride (SiOxNy) and/or silicon ...

Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Christophe Duquenne, Wolfgang Holderich: Method for producing acrylic acid from glycerol. Arkema France, Steven D Boyd, March 22, 2011: US07910771 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for producing acrylic acid in one step by an oxydehydration reaction of glycerol in the presence of molecular oxygen. The reaction preferably carried out in gaseous phase in the presence of a suitable catalyst.

Eb Eshun
Anil K Chinthakindi, Douglas D Coolbaugh, Keith E Downes, Ebenezer E Eshun, John E Florkey, Heidi L Greer, Robert M Rassel, Anthony K Stamper, Kunal Vaed: Method of fabricating a precision buried resistor. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, David Cain Esq, March 22, 2011: US07910450 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a semiconductor structure including a buried resistor with improved control, in which the resistor is fabricated in a region of a semiconductor substrate beneath a well region that is also present in the substrate. In accordance with the present invention, the inventiv ...

Kevin Rodzinak
Jeannie M Arruda, Brian T Campbell, Nicholas D P Cosford, Jacob M Hoffman, Essa H Hu, Mark E Layton, Yiwei Li, Jun Liang, Kevin J Rodzinak, Tony Siu, Brian A Stearns, Lida R Tehrani, Mark T Bilodeau, Peter J Manley: Inhibitors of Akt activity. Merck Sharp & Dohme, Matthew A Leff, David A Muthard, March 22, 2011: US07910561 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to compounds which contain substituted naphthyridines which inhibit the activity of Akt, a serine/threonine protein kinase. The invention is further directed to chemotherapeutic compositions containing the compounds of this invention and methods for treating cancer ...

Brian Goodall
Larry Funderburk Rhodes, Andrew Bell, Ramakrishna Ravikiran, John C Fondran, Saikumar Jayaraman, Brian Leslie Goodall, Richard A Mimna, John Henry Lipian: Polymerized cycloolefins using transition metal catalyst and end products thereof. Promerus, Bernard Berman, March 22, 2011: US07910674 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods for the addition polymerization of cycloolefins using a cationic Group 10 metal complex and a weakly coordinating anion of the formula: [(R′)zM(L′)x(L″)y]b[WCA]d wherein [(R′)zM(L′)x(L″)y] is a cation complex where M represents a Group 10 transition metal; R′ represents an anionic hydrocarby ...

Kengo Akimoto, Tatsuya Honda, Norihito Sone: Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Husch Blackwell, March 22, 2011: US07910490 (429 worldwide citation)

An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate ...

Frank J Viola, Gregg Krehel, Guido Pedros: Battery powered surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 22, 2011: US07909221 (368 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler has a handle assembly including a stationary handle and a trigger. The stapler also has a drive assembly with a body having a working end and a cam member supported on the working end. The cam member is positioned to translate relative to the anvil to maintain the anvil in the clo ...

Frank J Viola: Surgical stapler having an articulation mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 22, 2011: US07909220 (302 worldwide citation)

An articulation mechanism for use with a surgical instrument includes a shaft, a first member disposed in mechanical cooperation with the articulation shaft, a second member disposed in mechanical cooperation with the shaft, and a flexible shaft having proximal and distal portions. The flexible memb ...

Terry L Baker, Rebecca Baker: Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case. Greatbatch, Michael F Scalise, March 22, 2011: US07909191 (232 worldwide citation)

A modular tray and lid combination for use in configuring a containment case includes one or more trays and a single lid. When a plurality of trays are used they are connected together either end-to-end or side-by-side or both. The lid includes a plurality of slide latches that secure the lid to the ...