Private Ugochukwu Njoku
Harry M Yudenfriend, Daniel F Casper, John R Flanagan, Matthew J Kalos, Dale F Riedy, Louis W Ricci, Roger G Hathorn, Gustav E Sittmann, Ugochukwu C Njoku, Catherine C Huang, Scott M Carlson: Cancel instruction and command for determining the state of an I/O operation. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, Steven Chiu, April 24, 2012: US08166206

The state of an input/output (I/O) operation is determined in an I/O processing system. A command is received from an I/O operating system at a channel subsystem for initiating the I/O operation, a time period is for completion of the I/O operation, and the command for initiating the I/O operation i ...

Ana Londergan
Ana R Londergan, Bangalore R Natarajan, Evgeni Gousev, James Randolph Webster, David Heald: MEMS cavity-coating layers and methods. Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 24, 2012: US08164815 (4 worldwide citation)

Devices, methods, and systems comprising a MEMS device, for example, an interferometric modulator, that comprises a cavity in which a layer coats multiple surfaces. The layer is conformal or non-conformal. In some embodiments, the layer is formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Preferably, the lay ...

Craig Allen
Craig Allen McEldowney, Mark Richard Mitchell: Tab, tooling for the manufacture of the tab and method of manufacturing the tab. Stolle Machinery Company, Eckert Seaman Cherin & Mellott, Grant E Coffield, April 24, 2012: US08161787

The invention generally relates to a tab used to open food can ends and beer/beverage can ends. The tab has a nose portion located at a front end of the tab and a lift portion located at a back end of the tab. The tab also has a rivet receiving portion located proximate to the nose portion with a ri ...

Karen Buechler
Alan W Weimer, Steven M George, Karen J Buechler, Joseph A Spencer II, Jarod McCormick: Methods for preoducing coated phosphors and host material particles using atomic layer deposition methods. Gary C Cohn PLLC, April 24, 2012: US08163336 (1 worldwide citation)

Layers of a passivating material and/or containing luminescent centers are deposited on phosphor particles or particles that contain a host material that is capable of capturing an excitation energy and transferring it to a luminescent center or layer. The layers are formed in an ALD process. The AL ...


Frederick E Shelton IV, David C Yates: Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 24, 2012: US08161977 (270 worldwide citation)

A process and system are disclosed for downloading sensor data, stored in a memory device of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument, to an external or remote computer device. The process may involve storing data from one or more sensors of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument in a memory ...

Cary A Bettenhausen, Todd E Bettenhausen, Thomas A Deal: Universal surgical fastener sterilization caddy. ContainMed, April 24, 2012: US08162138 (183 worldwide citation)

A universal surgical screw caddy. An enclosure includes a cover secured to a frame. A flexible sheet is located between an affixed to the cover and frame. A plurality of holes formed in the cover allow the surgical screws to be inserted into the caddy past a plurality of movable portions of the flex ...

Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 24, 2012: US08162197 (180 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...

Matthew R Gibbons, Kroum S Stoev, Yugang Wang, Adam F Torabi, Lijie Guan: Method and system for providing a write pole in an energy assisted magnetic recording disk drive. Western Digital, April 24, 2012: US08164855 (152 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing an energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) transducer coupled with a laser are described. The EAMR transducer has an air-bearing surface (ABS) residing in proximity to a media during use. The method and system include providing waveguide(s), a near-field transduce ...

Steven C Rudy: Four pad self-calibrating electronic lapping guide. Western Digital, April 24, 2012: US08165709 (144 worldwide citation)

Lapping guides for use in fabrication of a magnetic recording head are provided. The lapping guides comprise a first differential electronic lapping guide (ELG) disposed in a first layer of the magnetic recording head. The first differential ELG has a first resistive element and a second resistive e ...

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