James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Optimizing cluster based cohorts to support advanced analytics. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, John R Pivnichny, December 18, 2012: US08335698 (2 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product is provided for selecting subjects for treatment study cohorts. A set of selected dimensions for optimizing selection of subjects for a treatment cohort group and a control cohort group associated with a treatment study is identi ...

Dr. Jill S. Becker
Roy G Gordon, Jill S Becker, Dennis Hausmann, Seigi Suh: Vapor deposition of metal oxides, silicates and phosphates, and silicon dioxide. President and Fellows of Harvard College, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, December 18, 2012: US08334016 (1 worldwide citation)

Metal silicates or phosphates are deposited on a heated substrate by the reaction of vapors of alkoxysilanols or alkylphosphates along with reactive metal amides, alkyls or alkoxides. For example, vapors of tris(tert-butoxy)silanol react with vapors of tetrakis(ethylmethylamido)hafnium to deposit ha ...


Marek Brejl
Samuel W Peterson, Marek Brejl: Automatic aortic detection and segmentation in three-dimensional image data. Vital Images, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 18, 2012: US08335366

A method including searching image data corresponding to a series of axial image slices with a processor, searching axial image slices from a starting image slice and calculating a confidence score that an image slice includes a cross-section image of an aorta, identifying an image slice containing ...

Chad P Boudreaux, Alessandro Pastorelli: Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism. December 18, 2012: US08333313 (261 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a firing drive configured to selectively advance a firing member and/or cutting member relative to an end effector and, in addition, a reversing drive configured to selectively retract the firing member and/or cutting member relative to the end effector.

David E Francischelli, Eduardo N Warman, Rahul Mehra: Device and method for determining tissue thickness and creating cardiac ablation lesions. Medtronic, December 18, 2012: US08333764 (176 worldwide citation)

A tissue ablation device has a handle and an ablation head coupled to the handle. The ablation head has a first jaw, a second jaw, and an ablative element coupled to at least one of the first and second jaws. A thickness measurement device may be coupled to the ablation device to indicate the distan ...

Kyusik Sin, Lei Wang, Yingjian Chen: Method for manufacturing a perpendicular magnetic recording transducer. Western Digital, December 18, 2012: US08333008 (143 worldwide citation)

A method and system for fabricating a perpendicular magnetic recording head, and the head so formed, are described. The method includes depositing an underlayer directly on an insulating layer. The underlayer preferably includes at least one of a nonferromagnetic metal, silicon oxide, and silicon ni ...

Jinqiu Zhang, Hai Sun, Hongping Yuan, Tsung Yuan Chen, Guanxiong Li: Method and system for providing a perpendicular magnetic recording head. Western Digital, December 18, 2012: US08334093 (142 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a PMR pole in a magnetic recording transducer including an intermediate layer are disclosed. The method and system include providing a mask on the intermediate layer. The mask includes a line having at least one side. A hard mask layer is provided on the mask. At le ...

Andreas Bibl, John A Higginson, Hung Fai Stephen Law, Hsin Hua Hu: Method of transferring a micro device. LuxVue Technology Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 18, 2012: US08333860 (101 worldwide citation)

A micro device transfer head and head array are disclosed. In an embodiment, the micro device transfer head includes a base substrate, a mesa structure with sidewalls, an electrode formed over the mesa structure, and a dielectric layer covering the electrode. A voltage can be applied to the micro de ...

Aaron Ganick, Daniel Ryan: Method and system for modulating a light source in a light based positioning system using a DC bias. ByteLight, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, December 18, 2012: US08334901 (96 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for modulating a beacon light source in a light based positioning system. In some embodiments, the method includes selecting a modulation scheme for the light source, the modulation scheme periodically varying an output of the light source fr ...