Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O Brien, Theresa O Keefe: Humanized anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Lando & Anastasi, July 24, 2012: US08227211 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the intera ...

Isaiah Oladeji
Isaiah O Oladeji: Method for fabricating copper-containing ternary and quaternary chalcogenide thin films. Sisom Thin Films, Robert J Lauf, July 24, 2012: US08225744 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for depositing a solid film onto a substrate from a reagent solution includes reservoirs of reagent solutions maintained at a sufficiently low temperature to inhibit homogeneous reactions within the reagent solutions. The chilled solutions are dispensed through showerheads, one at a tim ...

Ravi Laxman
Ziyun Wang, Ashutosh Misra, Ravi Laxman: Silicon precursors and method for low temperature CVD of silicon-containing films. Air Liquide Electronics U S, Patricia E McQueeney, July 24, 2012: US08227358

Novel silicon precursors for low temperature deposition of silicon films are described herein. The disclosed precursors possess low vaporization temperatures, preferably less than about 500° C. In addition, embodiments of the silicon precursors incorporate a —Si—Y—Si— bond, where Y may comprise an a ...

Eb Eshun
Ebenezer E Eshun, Ronald J Bolam, Douglas D Coolbaugh, Keith E Downes, Natalie B Feilchenfeld, Zhong Xiang He: Method and structure for creation of a metal insulator metal capacitor. International Business Machines Corporation, Katherine S Brown, July 24, 2012: US08227849

The invention is directed to an improved capacitor that reduces edge defects and prevents yield failures. A first embodiment of the invention comprises a protective layer adjacent an interface of a conductive layer with the insulator, while the second embodiment of the invention comprises a protecti ...

David Mosley
Joseph M Jacobson, David W Mosley: Templated monolayer polymerization and replication. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Norma E Henderson, July 24, 2012: US08227035

A self-replicating monolayer system employing polymerization of monomers or nanoparticle ensembles on a defined template provides a method for synthesis of two-dimensional single molecule polymers. Systems of self-replicating monolayers are used as templates for growth of inorganic colloids. A prefe ...

Michael J Bettuchi: Support structures and methods of using the same. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 24, 2012: US08225799 (319 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes an anastomosis device having an anvil and a tubular body portion, wherein the anvil is selectively attachable to the tubular bo ...

Mohamed Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, David R Tobler, Thomas J Gerhardt, Eugene E Mason, Mike A Mills: Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 24, 2012: US08229533 (179 worldwide citation)

An optical probe, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip, measures characteristics of the material. A neonatal and adult disposable embodiment of the probe include adhesive coate ...

Ammar Al Ali: Physiological trend monitor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 24, 2012: US08228181 (179 worldwide citation)

A physiological trend monitor has a sensor signal responsive to multiple wavelengths of light transmitted into a tissue site. The transmitted light is detected after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow within the tissue site. A processor has an input responsive to the sensor signal and a physiologic ...

Julia Hwang, Joseph Hammer, Herb Schwartz, Prasanna Malaviya: Scaffold for connective tissue repair. DePuy Mitek, July 24, 2012: US08226715 (179 worldwide citation)

A connective tissue scaffold including opposed first and second anchoring segments formed from a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the scaffold and a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction ...

Thad Eugene Starner, Liang Yu, Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez: Methods and systems for a virtual input device. Google, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 24, 2012: US08228315 (173 worldwide citation)

The present application discloses systems and methods for a virtual input device. In one example, the virtual input device includes a projector and a camera. The projector projects a pattern onto a surface. The camera captures images that can be interpreted by a processor to determine actions. The p ...