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Katherina Babich
Katherina E Babich, Alessandro C Callegari, Christopher D Sheraw, Eugene J O Sullivan: Filling narrow openings using ion beam etch. GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Williamson Morgan & Amerson P C, July 30, 2013: US08497212 (3 worldwide citation)

Generally, the subject matter disclosed herein relates to modern sophisticated semiconductor devices and methods for forming the same, wherein a multilayer metal fill may be used to fill narrow openings formed in an interlayer dielectric layer. One illustrative method disclosed herein includes formi ...


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Megan Prommersberger, Brian Nentwick, Philippe Gravagna, Yves Bayon, Dagmar Dassonville, Alfredo Meneghin, Julie Lecuivre: Buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, July 30, 2013: US08496683 (231 worldwide citation)

Multilayer structures including a porous layer and a non-porous layer are useful as buttresses when associated with a surgical stapling apparatus.


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Kevin Sniffin, Michael Soltz: Cartridge for applying varying amounts of tissue compression. Covidien, July 30, 2013: US08496156 (212 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...


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Katherine L Hall, Morris P Kesler, Konrad J Kulikowski, Andrew J Campanella: Wireless energy transfer converters. WiTricity Corporation, GTC Law Group & Affiliates, July 30, 2013: US08497601 (186 worldwide citation)

Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power converter that includes at least one receiving magnetic resonator configured to capture electrical energy received wirelessly through a first oscillating magnetic field characterized by a first plurality of parameters, and at least on ...


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Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali, Lorenzo Cazzoli: Sine saturation transform. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 30, 2013: US08498684 (146 worldwide citation)

A transform for determining a physiological measurement is disclosed. The transform determines a basis function index from a physiological signal obtained through a physiological sensor. A basis function waveform is generated based on basis function index. The basis function waveform is then used to ...


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Glenn E Elmore: Single conductor surface wave transmission line system for terminating E field lines at points along the single conductor. Corridor Systems, Craig M Stainbrook, Stainbrook & Stainbrook, July 30, 2013: US08497749 (146 worldwide citation)

A low attenuation surface wave transmission line system for launching surface waves on a bare and unconditioned conductor, such as are found in abundance in the power transmission lines of the existing power grids. The conductors within the power grid typically lack dielectric and special conditioni ...


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Qunwen Leng, Christian Kaiser, Yimin Guo, Mahendra Pakala, Sining Mao: Magnetoresistive sensors having an improved free layer. Western Digital, July 30, 2013: US08498084 (146 worldwide citation)

A magnetoresistive sensor having a novel free layer and a method of producing the same are disclosed. The magnetoresistive sensor comprises a pinned layer, a barrier layer disposed over the pinned layer, and a free layer disposed over the barrier layer. The free layer comprises a first magnetic laye ...


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Yufeng Hu, Jinshan Li: Method of making an energy-assisted magnetic recording apparatus. Western Digital, July 30, 2013: US08495813 (144 worldwide citation)

A method of making an energy-assisted magnetic recording apparatus is provided. The method comprises the step of aligning a first wafer including a plurality of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) with a second wafer including a plurality of magnetic recording heads, such that an emitti ...