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  • Inventor(s):
    Ken D. Sauer, Charles A. Bouman, Jiang Hsieh, Jean-Baptiste Thibault
    Patent Number:
    US 7676074 B2
    Description:

    A method for filtering a measurement of density of an object is described. The method includes filtering the measurement of the density and preserving a local average of the measurement and additional measurements when performing the filtering.

    Date Issued:
    2010-03-09
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Steven R. Schmid, Glen L. Niebur, Dale R. Sumner
    Patent Number:
    US 7674477 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a bone in-growth surface for implants which has a structure for delivering therapeutic agents to surrounding bone and tissue. The bone in-growth surface may comprise scaffolding and a controlled-permeability layer which contains the therapeutic agents in a variety of reservoirs. The porosity of the scaffolding may be controllable from zero porosity to essentially a fully porous material.

    Date Issued:
    2010-03-09
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Eduardo E. Wolf
    Patent Number:
    US 7659227 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments of the present invention provide catalysts for production of hydrogen from methanol. In an embodiment, a Cu/Zn catalyst may be promoted by Zr and/or Ce, in addition to, in embodiments, Pd or another noble metal. In an embodiment, a chemical composition may have a Cu/Zn base catalyst with a promoter element of Ce, Zr, and/or Pd or another noble metal. Methods of producing hydrogen using such catalysts are also provided.

    Date Issued:
    2010-02-09
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Douglas C. Hall, Mingjun Huang
    Patent Number:
    US 7655489 B2
    Description:

    Disclosed is a method of doping an oxide. The example method includes forming at least one of an AlGaAs oxide or an InAlP oxide on a GaAs substrate, and incorporating Erbium into the at least one AlGaAs oxide or InAlP oxide via ion implantation to form an Erbium-doped oxide layer. The example method also includes annealing the substrate and the at least one AlGaAs oxide or InAlP oxide.

    Date Issued:
    2010-02-02
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Peter M. Kogge
    Patent Number:
    US 7639628 B2
    Description:

    A method that includes activating and deactivating two counts between an active state and not an active state such that no more than one count at a time is in an active state. The method also includes receiving a request packet of information that requires a reply and incrementing the count that is in an active state, and setting a flag in the request packet of information that requires a reply, the flag being set to correspond to the count that is in the active state. The method further incl…

    Date Issued:
    2009-12-29
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Mehul Patel, Thomas C. Corke
    Patent Number:
    US 7624941 B2
    Description:

    The present invention relates to a method of controlling an aircraft, missile, munition or ground vehicle with plasma actuators, and more particularly to controlling fluid flow across their surfaces or other surfaces, which would benefit from such a method. The method includes the design of an aerodynamic plasma actuator for the purpose of controlling airflow separation over a control surface of a aircraft, missile, or a ground vehicle, and more particularly to the method of determining a mod…

    Date Issued:
    2009-12-01
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Gary H. Bernstein, Patrick Fay, Wolfgang Porod, Qing Liu
    Patent Number:
    US 7612443 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a quilt packaging system for microchip, a method for making such a quilt packaging system, microchips that may be used in a such a quilt packaging system, and methods for making such microchips.

    Date Issued:
    2009-11-03
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Gary H. Bernstein, Patrick Fay, Wolfgang Porod, Qing Liu
    Patent Number:
    US 7608919 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a quilt packaging system for microchip, a method for making such a quilt packaging system, microchips that may be used in a such a quilt packaging system, and methods for making such microchips.

    Date Issued:
    2009-10-27
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Allen H. Simpson, Mark L. La Forest, Alexander Mukasyan, Douglas J. Steinke
    Patent Number:
    US 7588179 B2
    Description:

    Resin-impregnated carbon fiber composites containing metal inserts. Carbon fibers or a carbon fiber preform are bonded to a metal structural member. Once the carbon fiber-metal bond is established, the fiber-metal assembly or hybrid preform is impregnated with resin, to form an article in which bonding between the metal structural member and the composite remainder of the article is greatly enhanced. In a process embodiment, a metal insert, e.g. a steel insert, is provided in contact with par…

    Date Issued:
    2009-09-15
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Peter M. Kogge, Jay B. Brockman, David Tennyson Harper, Burton Smith, Charles David Callahan
    Patent Number:
    US 7584332 B2
    Description:

    Embodiments of the present invention provide a class of computer architectures generally referred to as lightweight multi-threaded architectures (LIMA). Other embodiments may be described and claimed.

    Date Issued:
    2009-09-01
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Jiang Hsieh, Jean-Baptiste Thibault, Ken D. Sauer, Charles A. Bouman
    Patent Number:
    US 7583780 B2
    Description:

    A method for reconstructing an image in a tomographic imaging system is described. The method includes improving a spatial resolution of the image by iteratively reconstructing the image.

    Date Issued:
    2009-09-01
    Resource Type
    Patent
  • Inventor(s):
    Shuang Luan, Danny Z. Chen, Xiaobo Sharon Hu, Chao Wang, Xiaodong Wu
    Patent Number:
    US 7466797 B2
    Description:

    The present invention provides a method comprising the following steps: (a) partitioning an intensity modulated beam into a set of sub-IMBs; and (b) partitioning the sub-IMBs into segments, wherein steps (a) and (b) introduce no machine delivery error. The present invention also provides a method comprising the following steps: (a) recursively partitioning an intensity modulated beam into plateaus; and (b) partitioning the plateaus into segments, wherein step (a) comprises determining a trade…

    Date Issued:
    2008-12-16
    Resource Type
    Patent