David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Larry J Rasnake, John J Fisher: Device package and methods for the fabrication and testing thereof. Nuvotronics, Niels Haun, Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman PC, April 22, 2014: US08703603 (2 worldwide citation)

Provided are methods of forming sealed via structures. One method involves: (a) providing a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; (b) forming a layer on the first surface of the substrate; (c) etching a via hole through the substrate from the ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Evaluating airport runway conditions in real time. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, April 22, 2014: US08706325 (1 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product evaluates a real-time condition of a construct of an airport runway. A processor receives a set of temporally-spaced runway vibrations. This set of temporally-spaced runway vibrations is measured by a set of smart sensors on an a ...

Sagy Pundak Mintz
Sagy P Mintz, Eric M Herz, Alexander D Deitz: System and method for use of fractional pay-up ticks in relation to trading strategies in an electronic trading environment. Trading Technologies International, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 22, 2014: US08706611

A system and associated methods are provided for use of fractional pay-up ticks in relation to offset orders being sent for a trading strategy that involves trading a first tradeable object and at least a second tradeable object. According to one example method, when an indication is received that a ...

Anubhav Saxena
Anubhav Saxena, Srividhya Marimuthu, Pranav Ramchandra Joshi, Alok Sarkar: Curable compositions of ionic silicones. Momentive Performance Materials, Dominick G Vicari, April 22, 2014: US08703881

A curable composition of ionic silicones includes a silicone having the formula M1aM2bM3cD1dD2eD3fT1gT2hT3iQj having ionic groups and crosslinking functional groups. The composition can further include polyorganosiloxane having the average compositional formula R26nR27o(OH)pSiO(4-n-o-p)/2, organohyd ...

Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Adaptive internal table backup for non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Technologies, Brink Gilson & Lione, April 22, 2014: US08706990

Methods and apparatus for allowing tables to be adaptively backed up are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for operating a memory system with a non-volatile memory that includes a reserved memory area, a plurality of physical blocks and a plurality of data structu ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Andrey Grinman, David Ovrutsky, Charles Rosenstein, Belgacem Haba, Vage Oganesian: Packaged semiconductor chips. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 22, 2014: US08704347

A chip-sized wafer level packaged device including a portion of a semiconductor wafer including a device, a packaging layer formed over the portion of the semiconductor wafer, the packaging layer including a material having thermal expansion characteristics similar to those of the semiconductor wafe ...

William H. Gates III
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H Gates III, Raymond E Ozzie, Thomas F Bergstraesser, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Alexander G Gounares, Debi P Mishra, Ira L Snyder Jr, Melora Zaner Godsey: Data security in an off-premise environment. Microsoft Corporation, Holly Nguyen, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, April 22, 2014: US08705746 (4 worldwide citation)

A system that enables a cloud-based data repository to function as a secure ‘drop-box’ for data that corresponds to a user is provided. The ‘drop box’ can be facilitated through the use of cryptographic keying technologies. For instance, data that is ‘dropped’ by or on behalf of a particular user ca ...

Charles Sperry
Charles W Hull, Jouni P Partanen, Charles R Sperry, Patrick Dunne, Suzanne M Scott, Dennis F McNamara, Chris R Manners: Edge smoothness with low resolution projected images for use in solid imaging. 3D Systems, April 22, 2014: US08703037 (1 worldwide citation)

A solid imaging apparatus and method employing sub-pixel shifting in multiple exposures of the digitally light projected image of a cross-section of a three-dimensional object on a solidifiable liquid medium. The multiple exposures provide increased resolution, preserving image features in a three-d ...

Charles P Barber, Carl W Gerst III, George S Smith II, Robert M Hussey, Robert C Gardiner, Matthew W Pankow: Reading apparatus having partial frame operating mode. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, April 22, 2014: US08702000 (236 worldwide citation)

A method for decoding a decodable symbol using an optical reader having a 2D image sensor that is configured to operate in a partial frame capture operating mode. In a partial frame operating mode, the reader clocks out and captures at least one partial frame of image data having image data correspo ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Stephen J Balek, Douglas J Siebenaler: Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 22, 2014: US08701958 (193 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a curved end-effector which is configured to deploy staples in at least one curved staple line. In various embodiments, the surgical stapler includes a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface wherein the cutti ...