John Leicester Williams
Joseph G Wyss, Dimitri Sokolov, Jordan S Lee, John L Williams, Said T Gomaa, John M Armacost, Christel M Wagner: Posterior stabilized orthopaedic knee prosthesis having controlled condylar curvature. DePuy Products, Barnes & Thornburg, May 29, 2012: US08187335 (13 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing and a femoral component configured to articulate with the tibial bearing. The femoral component includes a posterior cam configured to contact a spine of the tibial bearing and a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane. The radius of curv ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Identifying and generating biometric cohorts based on biometric sensor input. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, May 29, 2012: US08190544 (1 worldwide citation)

The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating biometric cohorts. In one embodiment, biometric data is received which identifies a set of biometric patterns. The biometric data is received from a set of biom ...

yuan xing Lee
Yuan Xing Lee, Fuminori Sai, Shaohua Yang: Methods and apparatus for detecting a syncMark in a hard disk drive. LSI Corporation, May 29, 2012: US08190831 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for detecting a syncMark in a read channel, such as a hard disk drive. A syncMark is detected in a sector in an iterative read channel by obtaining a sector signal from a storage media, the sector signal comprising a first syncMark, data and a second syncMark subst ...

Steven Jobs
Jeffrey L Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri: Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, May 29, 2012: US08188357 (6 worldwide citation)

In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of ...

Prabhu Mohapatra
Laxminarayan Bhat, Prabhu Prasad Mohapatra, Kouacou Adiey: Compositions, synthesis, and methods of utilizing arylpiperazine derivatives. Reviva Pharmaceuticals, Perkins Coie, Viola T Kung, May 29, 2012: US08188076 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides arylpiperazine derivatives having Formula I which can be advantageously used for treating schizophrenia and related psychoses such as acute manic, bipolar disorder, autistic disorder and depression.


Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene Fitzgerald, Richard Westhoff, Matthew T Currie, Christopher J Vineis, Thomas A Langdo: Method of producing high quality relaxed silicon germanium layers. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Slater & Matsil L, May 29, 2012: US08187379

A method for minimizing particle generation during deposition of a graded Si1-xGex layer on a semiconductor material includes providing a substrate in an atmosphere including a Si precursor and a Ge precursor, wherein the Ge precursor has a decomposition temperature greater than germane, and deposit ...

Yuichiro Itai: Thin film field effect transistor and display. FUJIFILM Corporation, SOLARIS Intellectual Property Group PLLC, May 29, 2012: US08188480 (357 worldwide citation)

A TFT is provided which includes, on a substrate, at least a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an active layer containing an amorphous oxide semiconductor, a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein a resistance layer containing an amorphous oxide and having a thickness of more than 3 ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Christoph L Gillum: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 29, 2012: US08186555 (290 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector comprising an elongate channel, a clamping member pivotably connected to the channel, and a moveable cutting instrument for traversing the channel to cut an object clam ...

Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 29, 2012: US08186560 (284 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple having at least one projection formed thereon. In various embodiments, the projection is formed on a crown of the surgical staple. In one various embodiment, the projection surrounds, or is positioned adjacent to, at least one deformable member of the surgical staple. In one embodi ...