Erwin Meinders
Maria Peter, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Method for forming a multi-level surface on a substrate with areas of different wettability and a semiconductor device having the same. Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast—natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, Waddey & Patterson P C, James R Cartiglia, November 25, 2014: US08895438 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method 10 for forming a multi-level surface on a substrate 2, wherein said surface comprises areas of different wettability, the method comprising the step (A, B) of applying a multi-level stamp to the substrate for forming the multi-level surface, said multi-level stamp h ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Timothy Durniak, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Born encrypted optical data. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, November 25, 2014: US08898483

A device for generating a born encrypted optical file includes a photovoltaic matrix for converting an optical image into a digital file. The digital file is a collection of digital data that has not been processed by any image processing logic and thus cannot be used to directly generate a reproduc ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer, Josko Silobrcic: Identification of null sets in a context-based electronic document search. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, November 25, 2014: US08898165

A computer hardware-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product identifies a null set of synthetic event containing electronic files in a database of electronic files. A synthetic event, which is a non-executable descriptor of a set of context-related factors, is created. A context-b ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R Kraemer: Managing database inquiries. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, November 25, 2014: US08898192

A rules engine assigns a set of appropriateness rules to a particular data collection. The set of appropriateness rules describes an optimum usage for the particular data collection based on a source of the particular data collection and a type of activity that is deemed best suited to utilize the p ...

Robert Bennett, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M Willis III: Millimeter-wave surface-wave communications. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Guntin & Gust, Ed Guntin, November 25, 2014: US08897697 (197 worldwide citation)

A millimeter-wave surface-wave communications system to provide network connectivity for a backhaul network and a distributed antenna system. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave co ...

Chad P Boudreaux, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 25, 2014: US08893946 (192 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having opposed jaws that can be selectively moved between open and closed positions. Various embodiments include components for measuring the thickness of tissue clamped between the opposed jaws. Some embodiments are configured to ascertain the amount of compressive force that ...

Sergey V Frolov, Michael Cyrus, Allan J Bruce, John Peter Moussouris: Apparatus for distributed airborne wireless communications. Sunlight Photonics, Moser Taboada, Alan Taboada, November 25, 2014: US08897770 (163 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of apparatus for providing distributed airborne wireless communications are provided herein. In some embodiments, a distributed communication payload includes: a payload control electronics module; an air-to-user link module to provide wireless communication links between airborne platfo ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Joseph E Young, Taylor W Aronhalt, Chester O Baxter III: Surgical stapler with floating anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 25, 2014: US08893949 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can include an anvil and, in addition, a staple cartridge support configured to support a staple cartridge. In various embodiments, the jaw can be moved toward the staple cartridge to deform staples contained within the staple cartridge. The anvil can be configured to be transl ...

Isaac Shapira, Ofer Saban, Ami Hazani: Communication system using cables carrying ethernet signals. Corning Optical Communications Wireless, November 25, 2014: US08897215 (126 worldwide citation)

It is provided a method for transmitting a wireless signal on Ethernet wiring The wireless signal is received in a hub unit for delivery to a remote unit In the hub unit the wireless signal is down converted to a down-converted frequency band for propagation on the Ethernet wiring A reference signal ...

Zhiwei Xiong, Feng Wu, Yueyi Zhang, Pengyu Cong: Depth sensing with depth-adaptive illumination. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, November 25, 2014: US08896594 (100 worldwide citation)

An adaptive depth sensing system (ADSS) illuminates a scene with a pattern that is constructed based on an analysis of at least one prior-generated depth map. In one implementation, the pattern is a composite pattern that includes two or more component patterns associated with different depth region ...