Ravi Laxman
John N Gregg, Scott L Battle, Jeffrey I Banton, Donn K Naito, Ravi K Laxman: Method and apparatus to help promote contact of gas with vaporized material. Advanced Technology Materials, Frank J Bozzo, Steven J Hultquist, Hultquist PLLC, March 6, 2012: US08128073 (7 worldwide citation)

Vaporizable material is supported within a vessel to promote contact of an introduced gas with the vaporizable material, and produce a product gas including vaporized material. A heating element supplies heat to a wall of the vessel to heat vaporizable material disposed therein. The vessel may compr ...

Eb Eshun
Thomas A Wallner, Ebenezer E Eshun, Daniel J Jaeger, Phung T Nguyen: Method of forming bipolar transistor integrated with metal gate CMOS devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, H Daniel Schnurmann, March 6, 2012: US08129234 (5 worldwide citation)

A high-k gate dielectric layer and a metal gate layer are formed and patterned to expose semiconductor surfaces in a bipolar junction transistor region, while covering a CMOS region. A disposable material portion is formed on a portion of the exposed semiconductor surfaces in the bipolar junction tr ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Tony H Chow, Robert R Friedlander, Anwer M Khan, James R Kraemer: Methods for hierarchical organization of data associated with medical events in databases. International Business Machines Corporation, Yudell Isidore Ng Russell PLLC, March 6, 2012: US08131472 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods of organizing medical data include hierarchically relating a single type of medical or research event to medical data generated from the single type of medical or research event in a computer database environment. Organizing the data in this way enables a researcher to access medical data co ...

Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Philip M Walker, Mark T Maguire, Kerwyn L Ballinger, Makarand P Gore: Point-of-sale enablement of optical storage media. Hewlett Packard Development Company, March 6, 2012: US08132198

An apparatus includes an optical data storage medium comprising a longitudinal portion at a resting location and a counterweight attached to the optical data storage medium. Unless the longitudinal portion is locked in place, the counterweight causes the longitudinal portion to move from the resting ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai: Two-dimensional circulating switch. Rockstar Bidco, March 6, 2012: US08130753 (4 worldwide citation)

A one-dimensional circulating switch may be defined by connections between several switch modules and one or more temporal cyclic rotators. Where a switch module that is part of a first one-dimensional circulating switch is also connected one or more temporal cyclic rotators that define a second one ...

Denise Demarals, Hanson Gifford III, Mark Deem, Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand, Nicolas Zadno: Methods and apparatus for monopolar renal neuromodulation. Ardian, Perkins Coie, March 6, 2012: US08131371 (278 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for monopolar neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field. Such monopolar neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or bl ...

Elazar Sonnenschein, Minelu Sonnenschein, Lawrence Crainich: Stapler for endoscopes. Medigus, Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber P C, Kevin D McCarthy, March 6, 2012: US08128645 (254 worldwide citation)

A stapling device for a surgical endoscopic device provided with at least one flexible portion, comprising a staple-firing portion and an anvil portion, wherein one of the staple firing portions and one of the anvil portions are located longitudinally displaced from one another along the longitudina ...

Sang Won Kang, Yong Chun Kim, Dong Hyun Cho, Jeong Tak Oh, Dong Joon Kim: Nitride semiconductor light emitting device and fabrication method thereof. Samsung LED, McDermott Will & Emery, March 6, 2012: US08129711 (250 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a GaN based nitride based light emitting device improved in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) tolerance (withstanding property) and a method for fabricating the same including a substrate and a V-shaped distortion structure made of an n-type nitride semiconductor layer, ...

Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns: Staple drive assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 6, 2012: US08127975 (232 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 ...

Gary M Couture, Robert Sharp, Craig Weinberg: Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue. Covidien, March 6, 2012: US08128624 (231 worldwide citation)

An electrode sealing assembly is designed for use with an electrosurgical instrument for sealing tissue and includes first and second jaw members each having an insulative housing and being movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one second position for g ...