Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Kenneth Allen Honer, David B Tuckerman, Vage Oganesian: Chips having rear contacts connected by through vias to front contacts. DigitalOptics Corporation Europe, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 26, 2013: US08405196 (22 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic unit is provided in which front and rear surfaces of a semiconductor element may define a thin region which has a first thickness and a thicker region having a thickness at least about twice the first thickness. A semiconductor device may be present at the front surface, with a plu ...

Aaron Carrano
Michael J Saracen, Aaron W Carrano, John W Allison, Gopinath R Kuduvalli: Method and apparatus for patient loading and unloading. Accuray Incorporated, Lowenstein Sandler, March 26, 2013: US08402581

A method and apparatus of a positioning system are described to position an upper-half of a body relative to a head-end of a couch. The positioning system may be a patient positioning system and may include a treatment couch, a leg rest coupled to the treatment couch, and a drive mechanism coupled t ...

Dan Miller
Neal D Domel, Dan J Baruzzini, Daniel N Miller: Passive robust flow control micro device. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, March 26, 2013: US08403271 (1 worldwide citation)

A tapered micro-plow, or a series of tapered micro-plows, are submerged in a boundary layer just upstream of a reflection point of an oblique shock. Each micro-plow develops a beneficial pair of vortices which redistribute high energy flow within the boundary layer such that flow separation is preve ...

Dan Miller
Philip P Truax, Daniel N Miller, Edward C Ma: Flow control redistribution to mitigate high cycle fatigue. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, March 26, 2013: US08402738 (1 worldwide citation)

A method operable to improve pressure recovery and/or distortion within engine inlet is disclosed. A first fluid flow is provided to primary jet vortex generator(s) operable to inject fluid at a first injection rate into a boundary layer of a primary fluid flow within the inlet. A secondary fluid fl ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Bilel N Jamoussi: Rate-controlled optical burst switching. Rockstar Consortium US, Christopher & Weisberg P A, March 26, 2013: US08406246 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and network communication equipment for low latency loss-free burst switching. Burst-transfer schedules are determined by controllers of bufferless core nodes according to specified bitrate allocations and distributed to respective edge nodes. In a composite-star netw ...


Gregory Sorrentino, Frank J Viola, Scott Cunningham: Apparatus for forming variable height surgical fasteners. Covidien, March 26, 2013: US08403198 (240 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for applying a plurality of surgical staples is provided. The device includes a staple fastening assembly attached to a surgical instrument. The staple fastening assembly includes a pair of cooperating jaws, a jaw operating mechanism, and a gap sensor. A staple magazine having a pl ...

Kenneth H Whitfield, Csaba L Rethy: Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier. Covidien, March 26, 2013: US08403945 (204 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue is provided and includes a handle assembly and a shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a drive assembly; and a trigger operatively connected to the drive assembly. The shaft assembly extends from the handle assembly and includes an ...

Dieter Weisshaupt, Alexander Disch: Surgical clip cartridge and housing member for use therein. Aesculap, Lipsitz & McAllister, March 26, 2013: US08403138 (164 worldwide citation)

In order to improve the fixing of the surgical clips in the housing member in a surgical clip cartridge with a housing member and with a plurality of C-shaped surgical clips stored therein, having two limbs connected to one another by a web, the housing member comprising a plurality of compartments ...

Sean Moshir, Christopher A H Andrew, Jack Lee Hudler, Leon Li, Jonathan M Gordon, Michael Bacon, Noah Williams, Jonathan Lane, James J Horton, Dan Ferguson: Non-invasive automatic offsite patch fingerprinting and updating system and method. Lumension Security, Greenberg Traurig, March 26, 2013: US08407687 (160 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and configured storage media are provided for discovering software updates, discovering if a given computer can use the software update, and then updating the computers with the software as needed automatically across a network without storing the updates on an intermediate machine ...