Hani Badawi
Weiguo Liu, Morris S Young, M Hani Badawi: Low Etch Pit Density (EPD) Semi-Insulating III-V Wafers. AXT, December 1, 2011: US20110293890-A1

Systems and methods of manufacturing wafers are disclosed using a low EPD crystal growth process and a wafer annealing process are provided resulting in III-V/GaAs wafers that provide higher device yields from the wafer. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method of manufacturing a ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Ilyas Mohammed, Belgacem Haba, Wael Zohni, Philip R Osborn: Microelectronic packages having cavities for receiving microelectronic elements. Tessera, December 1, 2011: US20110291297-A1

Packaged microelectronic elements are provided which include a dielectric element, a cavity, a plurality of chip contacts and a plurality of package contacts, and microelectronic elements having a plurality of bond pads connected to the chip contacts.

Steven Jobs
Scott Forstall, Gregory Christie, Steven P Jobs, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick L Coffman, Nitin Ganatra: User programmable switch. December 1, 2011: US20110294552-A1

The various methods and devices described herein relate to devices which, in at least certain embodiments, may include at least one mechanical switch for user to select a user profile interface setting and at least one processor for causing the device to respond to the mechanical switch. The mechani ...

yuan xing Lee
Erich F Haratsch, Shaohua Yang, Nenad Miladinovic, Yuan Xing Lee: Methods and apparatus for synchronization mark detection based on a position of an extreme distance metric. December 1, 2011: US20110292535-A1

Methods and apparatus are provided for detection of a synchronization mark based on a position of an extreme distance metric. A synchronization mark is detected in a received signal by computing a distance metric between the received signal and an ideal version of the received signal expected when r ...

GOLKO Albert J, SCHMIDT Mathias, JOL Eric, MINOO Jahan, SPRAGGS Ian, FRAZIER Cameron, ROTHKOPF Fletcher, AASE Jonathan, SANDERS Wendel, TERLIZZI Jeffrey J: Connecteur à double orientation à contacts externes, Dual orientation connector with external contacts. Zenith Investments, GOLKO Albert J, SCHMIDT Mathias, JOL Eric, MINOO Jahan, SPRAGGS Ian, FRAZIER Cameron, ROTHKOPF Fletcher, AASE Jonathan, SANDERS Wendel, TERLIZZI Jeffrey J, SHAFFER William, December 1, 2011: WO/2011/150403 (88 worldwide citation)

A dual orientation connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts includes a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts ...

METZGER Robert, UTHGENANNT Brian A, STONE Kevin T: Ensemble prothèse de genou avec liaison ligamentaire, Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link. Biomet Manufacturing, METZGER Robert, UTHGENANNT Brian A, STONE Kevin T, WARNER Richard W, December 1, 2011: WO/2011/150238 (61 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic knee joint assembly includes a femoral component and a bearing that supports articulation of the femoral component. The assembly further includes a tibial tray. Furthermore, the assembly includes a ligament link operably coupled to the tibial tray or the femoral component via a coupling ...

RALEIGH Gregory G, RAISSINIA Ali, LAVINE James: Services assistés par dispositif pour protéger la capacité de réseau, Device- assisted services for protecting network capacity. Headwater Partners I, SOCKOL Marc A, December 1, 2011: WO/2011/149532 (53 worldwide citation)

Device Assisted Services (DAS) for protecting network capacity is provided. In some embodiments, DAS for protecting network capacity includes monitoring a network service usage activity of the communications device in network communication; classifying the network service usage activity for differen ...

PINTER Marco, SANCHEZ Daniel Steven, MEDUS Leon Miguel: Système de robot de téléprésence à accès par un téléphone cellulaire, Telepresence robot system that can be accessed by a cellular phone. Intouch Technologies, PINTER Marco, SANCHEZ Daniel Steven, MEDUS Leon Miguel, EVANS Paul, December 1, 2011: WO/2011/149902 (48 worldwide citation)

A robot system with a robot that has a camera, a monitor, a microphone and a speaker. A communication link can be established with the robot through a cellular phone. The link may include an audio only communication. Alternatively, the link may include audio and video communication between the cellu ...

STEINBERG John Douglas: Système et procédé dutilisation dun dispositif électronique mobile pour optimiser un système de gestion de lénergie, System and method for using a mobile electronic device to optimize an energy management system. Ecofactor, STEINBERG John Douglas, KING John R, December 1, 2011: WO/2011/149600 (44 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention comprise systems and methods for using the geographic location of networked consumer electronics devices as indications of occupancy of a structure for purposes of automatically adjusting the temperature setpoint on a thermostatic HVAC control. At least one thermostat is ...