William J. Hoofe IV

Patent Attorney



William Hoofe specializes in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications, patent-related client counseling, patent opinions, and strategic patent portfolio planning. His extensive experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications for innovations in medical devices, electronics, telecommunications, computer hardware, software, semiconductor devices and fabrication, Internet technologies, energy-based medical treatment systems, medical imaging systems, and electromechanical and mechanical technologies.


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Mr. Hoofe has handled patent-related matters for clients ranging from large international and national corporations to small and medium-size closely held companies, innovative start-ups, software developers, and individual inventors and innovators. He has prepared and/or prosecuted patent applications for Apple, Applied Materials, Breathe Technologies, Covidien, IBM, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Quantum Design, RFaxis, Samsung, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, United Microelectronics, United States Surgical, Valleylab Division of Tyco Healthcare, and more.


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Δ = Responsible for the preparation of original draft patent application.
Λ = Responsible for the revision of foreign-filed patent application for filing with the USPTO.

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COVIDIEN

Serial Number Title
14/548,919Δ Surgical Instrument with End-Effector Assembly Including Three Jaw Members
Filed: Nov. 20, 2014
14/319,869Δ Split Electrode for Use in a Bipolar Electrosurgical Instrument
Filed: Jun. 30, 2014
14/295,730Δ Electrosurgical Instrument with End-Effector Assembly Including Electrically-Conductive, Tissue-Engaging Surfaces and Switchable Bipolar Electrodes
Filed: Jun. 4, 2014
14/295,049Δ Electrode for Use in a Bipolar Electrosurgical Instrument
Filed: Jun. 3, 2014
14/152,495Δ Systems and Devices for Treatment of Hypothermia and Systems Including Garments Adapted to Controllably Emit Energy for Warming Wearer
Filed: Jan. 10, 2014
14/022,535Δ Transmitting Data Across a Patient Isolation Barrier Using an Electric-Field Capacitive Coupler Module
Filed: Sep. 10, 2013
14/017,995Δ Devices and Methods for Optical Detection of Tissue Contact
Filed: Sep. 4, 2013
14/011,438Δ Drug-Delivery Device for Use with Ablation Device
Filed: Aug. 27, 2013
14/011,414Δ Drug-Delivery Cannula Assembly
Filed: Aug. 27, 2013
13/942,883Δ Device and Method for Heat-Sensitive Agent Application
Filed: Jul. 16, 2013
13/942,864Δ Heat-Sensitive Optical Probes
Filed: Jul. 16, 2013
13/920,367Δ Heat-Distribution Indicators, Thermal Zone Indicators, Electrosurgical Systems Including Same, and Methods of Directing Energy to Tissue Using Same
Filed: Jun. 18, 2013
13/904,478Δ Ablation Device with Drug Delivery Component
Filed: May 29, 2013
13/871,142Δ Ablation Device with Drug Delivery Component and Biopsy Tissue-Sampling Component
Filed: Apr. 26, 2013
13/785,203Δ Dialysis Catheter Assembly
Filed: Mar. 5, 2013
13/539,690 Thermal Feedback Systems and Methods of Using the Same
13/469,960Δ System and Method for Directing Energy to Tissue
Filed: May 11, 2012
13/412,897 Surgical Tissue Sealer
13/369,152 Apparatus, System, and Method for Performing an Electrosurgical Procedure
13/352,909Δ Printed Circuit Boards Including Strip-Line Circuitry and Methods of Manufacturing Same
Filed: Jan. 18, 2012
13/247,043Δ Logarithmic Amplifier, Electrosurgical Generator Including Same, and Method of Controlling Electrosurgical Generator Using Same
Filed: Sep. 28, 2011
13/243,628Δ End-Effector Assemblies for Electrosurgical Instruments and Methods of Manufacturing Jaw Assembly Components of End-Effector Assemblies
Filed: Sep. 23, 2011
13/237,488Δ Method of Manufacturing Handheld Medical Devices Including Microwave Amplifier Unit
Filed: Sep. 20, 2011
13/236,997Δ Handheld Medical Devices Including Microwave Amplifier Unit at Device Handle
Filed: Sep. 20, 2011
13/228,996Δ Surgical Generator and Related Method for Mitigating Overcurrent Conditions
Filed: Sep. 9, 2011
13/227,220 Vessel Sealing Instrument with Cutting Mechanism
13/183,856Δ Clip-Over Disposable Assembly for Use with Hemostat-Style Surgical Instrument and Methods of Manufacturing Same
Filed: Jul. 15, 2011
13/114,671Δ System and Method for Directing Energy to Tissue and Method of Assessing Ablation Size as a Function of Temperature Information Associated with An Energy Applicator
Filed: May 24, 2011
13/080,383Δ Electrically-Insulative Hinge for Electrosurgical Jaw Assembly, Bipolar forceps Including Same, and Methods of Jaw-Assembly Alignment Using Fastened Electrically-Insulative Hinge
Filed: Apr. 5, 2011
13/075,847 Vessel Sealing Instrument with Electrical Cutting Mechanism
13/043,694Δ Systems for Thermal-Feedback-Controlled Rate of Fluid Flow to Fluid-Cooled Antenna Assembly and Methods of Directing Energy to Tissue Using Same
Filed: Mar. 9, 2011
13/029,594Δ Energy-Delivery Device Including Ultrasound Transducer Array and Phased Antenna Array, and Methods of Adjusting an Ablation Field Radiating Into Tissue Using Same
Filed: Feb. 17, 2011
13/029,521Δ Energy-Delivery Device Including Ultrasound Transducer Array and Phased Antenna Array
Filed: Feb. 17, 2011
12/985,155Δ Energy-Delivery Devices with Flexible Fluid-Cooled Shaft, Inflow / Outflow Junctions Suitable for Use with Same, and Systems Including Same
Filed: Jan. 5, 2011
12/981,771 Combined Unilateral/Bilateral Jaws on a Surgical Instrument
12/977,390Δ Microwave Field-Detecting Needle Assemblies, Methods of Manufacturing Same, Methods of Adjusting An Ablation Field Radiating Into Tissue Using Same, and Systems Including Same
Filed: Dec. 23, 2010
12/977,205 Pouch Used to Deliver Medication When Ruptured
12/948,144 Method and Apparatus for Vascular Tissue Sealing with Active Cooling of Jaws at the End of the Sealing Cycle
12/948,081 Method and Apparatus for Vascular Tissue Sealing with Reduced Energy Consumption
12/947,352Δ Fingertip Electrosurgical Instruments for Use in Hand-Assisted Surgery and Systems Including Same
Filed: Nov. 16, 2010
12/894,487Δ Syringe Assembly Carrier
Filed: Sep. 30, 2010
12/894,482Δ Packaging of Delivery Device for Aseptic Filling and Distribution
Filed: Sep. 30, 2010
12/894,467Δ Syringe Assembly and Package for Distribution of Same
Filed: Sep. 30, 2010
12/861,333Δ Ablation Devices Utilizing Exothermic Chemical Reactions, System Including Same, and Methods of Ablating Tissue Using Same
Filed: Aug. 23, 2010
12/861,198 Method of Manufacturing Tissue Sealing Electrodes
12/856,722 System and Method for Controlling Electrode Gap During Tissue Sealing
12/839,023 Hydraulic Conductivity Monitoring to Initiate Tissue Division
12/826,897 Adjustable Tuning of a Dielectrically Loaded Loop Antenna
12/792,947Δ Specific Absorption Rate Measurement and Energy-Delivery Device Characterization Using Image Analysis
Filed: Jun. 3, 2010
12/792,904Δ Specific Absorption Rate Measurement and Energy-Delivery Device Characterization Using Thermal Phantom and Image Analysis
Filed: Jun. 3, 2010
12/789,967Δ Surgical Hemostatic Clip Including Work-Hardened, Movement-Inhibiting Structure and Method of Manufacturing Same
Filed: May 28, 2010
12/787,639 System and Method for Chemically Cooling an Ablation Antenna
12/777,984Δ Electrosurgical Devices with Balun Structure for Air Exposure of Antenna Radiating Section and Method of Directing Energy to Tissue Using Same
Filed: May 11, 2010
12/769,457 Floating Connector for Microwave Surgical Device
12/761,267Δ Methods for Image Analysis and Visualization of Medical Image Data Suitable for Use In Assessing Tissue Ablation and Systems and Methods for Controlling Tissue Ablation Using Same
Filed: Apr. 15, 2010
12/759,551 Sealing Plate Temperature Control
12/732,508Δ Ablation Devices with Adjustable Radiating Section Lengths, Electrosurgical Systems Including Same, and Methods of Adjusting Ablation Fields Using Same
Filed: Mar. 26, 2010
12/731,247Δ Shaped Circuit Boards Suitable for Use in Electrosurgical Devices and Rotatable Assemblies Including Same
Filed: Mar. 25, 2010
12/721,651Δ Magnetically Retained Incision Closure Devices and Methods of Incision Closure Using Same
Filed: Mar. 11, 2010
12/713,515 Tunable Microwave Ablation Probe
12/713,429 Self-Tuning Microwave Ablation Probe
12/709,014Δ Ablation Devices with Dual Operating Frequencies, Systems Including Same, and Methods of Adjusting Ablation Volume Using Same
Filed: Feb. 19, 2010
12/708,974 Bipolar Electrode Probe for Ablation Monitoring
12/701,030Δ Electrosurgical Devices with Choke Shorted to Biological Tissue
Filed: Feb. 5, 2010
12/699,283Δ Soft Tissue Graft Preparation Devices and Methods
Filed: Feb. 3, 2010
12/692,810 Method of Fusing Biomaterials with Radiofrequency Energy
12/686,726Δ Ablation Device with User Interface At Device Handle, System Including Same, and Method of Ablating Tissue Using Same
Filed: Jan. 13, 2010
12/620,289Δ Electromagnetic Energy Delivery Devices Including an Energy Applicator Array and Electrosurgical Systems Including Same
Filed: Nov. 17, 2009
12/568,777 Fluid Cooled Choke Dielectric and Coaxial Cable Dielectric
12/568,524Δ Electrosurgical Devices, Directional Reflector Assemblies Coupleable Thereto, and Electrosurgical Systems Including Same
Filed: Sep. 28, 2009
12/566,299Δ Optical Detection of Interrupted Fluid Flow to Ablation Probe
Filed: Sep. 24, 2009
12/557,239 Automated Assembly Device to tolerate Blade Variation
12/542,348Δ Surface Ablation Antenna with Dielectric Loading
Filed: Aug. 17, 2009
12/535,856Δ Directive Window Ablation Antenna with Dielectric Loading
Filed: Aug. 5, 2009
12/535,851Δ Electrosurgical Devices Having Dielectric Loaded Coaxial Aperture with Distally Positioned Resonant Structure
Filed: Aug. 5, 2009
12/508,052 Open Vessel Sealing Instrument with Hourglass Cutting Mechanism and Overratchet Safety
12/493,302 Ablation Probe Fixation
12/490,719 Methods for the Placement of Sutures in Tissue
12/486,846Δ Magnetic Compression Anastomosis Device
Filed: Jun. 18, 2009
12/481,934Δ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems Capable of Vacuum Measurement Independent of Orientation
Filed: Jun. 10, 2009
12/481,617Δ Fluid Collection Canister Including Canister Top with Filter Membrane and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems Including Same
Filed: Jun. 10, 2009
12/476,960Δ Electrosurgical Devices with Directional Radiation Pattern
Filed: Jun. 2, 2009
12/471,789Δ Sensor with Electrical Contact Protection for Use in Fluid Collection Canister and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems Including Same
Filed: May 26, 2009
12/434,903 Method for Ablation Volume Determination and Geometric Reconstruction
12/414,346 Automated Assembly Device to tolerate Blade Variation
12/413,011 Microwave Ablation Devices Including Expandable Antennas and Methods of Use
12/389,915Δ Leaky-Wave Antennas for Medical Applications
Filed: Feb. 20, 2009
12/389,906Δ Leaky-Wave Antennas for Medical Applications
Filed: Feb. 20, 2009
12/369,192 Surgical Introducer with Indicators
12/361,375 End Effector Assembly for Electrosurgical Device and Method for Making the Same
12/353,623 Articulating Ablation Device and Method
12/351,935 Energy Delivery Algorithm for Medical Devices
12/331,643 Vessel Sealer and Divider
12/277,951 Targeted Cooling of Deployable Microwave Antenna
12/276,598Δ Pouch Used to Deliver Medication When Ruptured
Filed: Nov. 24, 2008
12/253,457 Choked Dielectric Loaded Tip Dipole Microwave Antenna
12/250,171Δ Antenna Assemblies for Medical Applications
Filed: Oct. 13, 2008
12/250,110Δ Antenna Assemblies for Medical Applications
Filed: Oct. 13, 2008
12/249,218 System and Method for Delivering High Current to Electrosurgical Device
12/181,504Δ Tissue Ablation System with Phase-Controlled Channels
Filed: Jul. 29, 2008
11/900,874 Frequency Tuning In a Microwave Electrosurgical System
11/899,921 Cool Tip Junction
11/789,521 Cooled Helical Antenna for Microwave Ablation
11/640,673 Electrosurgical Pencil with Improved Controls
11/581,850 Ablative Material for Use with Tissue Treatment Device
11/487,297 Vessel Sealing Instrument with Pre-Heated Electrodes
11/431,449 System and Method for Reducing Leakage Current in an Electrosurgical Generator
11/409,602 System and Method for Terminating Treatment in Impedance Feedback Algorithm
11/340,912 Medical Device Package
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IBM

Serial Number Title
12/541,760Δ Method and Apparatus for Template-Based Provisioning in a Service Delivery Environment
Filed: Aug. 14, 2009
11/844,012Δ Method and Apparatus for Efficient Problem Resolution via Incrementally Constructed Causality Model Based On History Data
Filed: Aug. 23, 2007
11/777,339Δ Control System Architecture for Qubits
Filed: Jul. 13, 2007
11/777,335Δ Methods and Systems for Controlling Qubits
Filed: Jul. 13, 2007
11/773,747Δ Method and Apparatus for Caching of Page Translations for Virtual Machines
Filed: Jul. 5, 2007
11/355,726Δ Structure for Coupling Probes of Probe Device to Corresponding Electrical Contacts on Product Substrate
Filed: Feb. 16, 2006
11/326,540 Apparatus and Method for Integrated Functional Built-In Self Test for an ASIC
11/207,333 Systems and Methods for Mutually Exclusive Activation of Microprocessor Resources to Control Maximum Power
11/204,726 Systems and Methods for Building and Implementing Ontology-Based Information Resources
11/131,946 Method of Providing Multiprotocol Cache Service Among Global Storage Farms
11/125,499 Apparatus and Methods for Constructing Balanced Chip Packages to Reduce Thermally Induced Mechanical Strain
11/102,292 Integrated Circuit Transformer Devices for On-Chip Millimeter-Wave Applications
11/043,738 Caching Controls/Policies for Structured Markup Objects
10/989,690 Data Compression Using a Nested Hierarchy of Fixed Phrase Length Dictionaries
10/913,004 On Demand TTS Vocabulary for a Telematics System
10/852,668 Data Storage Device Comprising Write Head with Carbon Element
10/842,805 Systems, Apparatus, and Method for Identifying Authorization Requirements in Component-Based Systems
10/789,234 Method and Allocation Device for Allocating Pending Requests for Data Packet Transmission At a Number of Inputs to a Number of Outputs of a Packet Switching Device In Successive Time Slots
10/734,295 Systems and Methods for Generating Applications That Are Automatically Optimized for Network Performance
10/689,091 Systems and Methods for Providing Autonomous Persistent Storage Systems
10/472,021 Data Read/Write Systems Comprising a Tip
10/389,186 System and Method of Making Location Updating Management on a Mobile Station, Mobile Station and Mobile Network
10/320,150 Method and Apparatus for Providing Fast Remote Register Access in a Clustered VLIW Processor Using Partitioned Register Files
10/046,034 System, Method, and Business Methods for Enforcing Privacy Preferences on Personal-Data Exchanges Across A Network
10/036,196 Relational Database Management Encryption System
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INTEL

Serial Number Title
6,631,274 Mechanism for Better Utilization of Traffic Channel Capacity in GSM System
6,324,609 Method and Apparatus Providing an Improved PCI Bus System
6,317,822 Instruction Encoding Techniques for Microcontroller Architecture
6,216,247 32-Bit Mode for a 64-Bit ECC Capable Memory Subsystem
6,105,070 Method and Apparatus for Adjusting the Buffering Characteristic in the Pipeline of a Data Transfer System
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NORTHROP GRUMMAN

Serial Number Title
14/522,447Δ Multi-Level Security System Architecture for Enabling Secure File Sharing Across Multiple Security Levels
Filed: Oct. 23, 2014
13/781,584 Aircraft Airflow Modulation System and Method
12/636,579 Aircraft Engine Airflow Modulation Apparatus and Method for Engine Bay Cooling and Cycle Flow
08/397,338 Sectional Filter Assembly
Filed: Mar. 2, 1995
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SAMSUNG

Serial Number Title
12/255,577Λ Display Apparatus and Method of Manufacturing the Same
Filed: Oct. 21, 2008
11/954,121Λ Thin Film Transistor Array Panel for Liquid Crystal Display
Filed: Dec. 11, 2007
11/952,862Λ Data Driver and Liquid Crystal Display Device Using the Same
Filed: Dec. 7, 2007
11/949,901Λ Light Source Unit, Light Emitting Device, and Display Device Having Same
Filed: Dec. 4, 2007
11/931,571Λ Semiconductor Device and Method of Fabricating the Same
Filed: Oct. 31, 2007
11/931,297Λ Driving Method and Driving Apparatus of Liquid Crystal Display
Filed: Oct. 31, 2007
11/865,827Λ Display Panel with TFT and Gate Line Disposed Between Sub-Electrodes of Pixel Electrode
Filed: Oct. 2, 2007
11/846,655Λ Backlight Driver, Display Apparatus Having the Same and Method of Driving Backlight
Filed: Aug. 29, 2007
11/760,815Λ Display Device and Method of Driving the Same
Filed: Jun. 11, 2007
11/753,259Λ Display Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof
Filed: May 24, 2007
11/747,306Λ Display Apparatus, Device for Driving the Same and Method of Driving the Same
Filed: May 11, 2007
11/746,702Λ Optical Plate, Method of Manufacturing Optical Plate, Backlight Assembly and Liquid Crystal Display Device
Filed: May 10, 2007
11/740,363Λ Package-On-Package Structures
Filed: Apr. 26, 2007
11/738,042Λ Biopolymer Synthesis Apparatus and Method of Synthesizing Biopolymer Using Same
Filed: Apr. 20, 2007
11/736,686Λ Offset Frequency Estimation Method and Apparatus
Filed: Apr. 18, 2007
11/736,051Λ Semiconductor Device Having Interface Chip Including Penetrating Electrode
Filed: Apr. 17, 2007
11/691,776Λ Display Panel and Method of Driving Display Panel Using Inversion Driving Method
Filed: Mar. 27, 2007
11/682,394Λ Touch Screen Display Device and Method of Manufacturing the Same
Filed: Mar. 6, 2007
11/671,815Λ Apparatus for Detecting Synchronization
Filed: Feb. 6, 2007
11/670,596Λ Semiconductor Device Manufacturing Apparatus Including Temperature Measuring Unit
Filed: Feb. 2, 2007
11/623,925Λ Delay-Locked Loop Circuit of a Semiconductor Device and Method of Controlling the Same
Filed: Jan. 17, 2007
11/620,236Λ Liquid Crystal Display
Filed: Jan. 5, 2004
11/620,096Λ Semiconductor Memory Device, System and Method of Testing Same
Filed: Jan. 5, 2007
11/617159Λ Substrate Protecting Member and Method of Forming Analysis Sample Using the Same
Filed: Dec. 28, 2006
11/609,411Λ Clock Divider
Filed: Dec. 12, 2006
11/608,529Λ Method of Programming EEPROM Having Single Gate Structure
Filed: Dec. 8, 2006
11/588,651Λ Gain Controllable Low Noise Amplifier and Wireless Communication Receiver Having the Same
Filed: Oct. 27, 2006
11/565,078Λ Common Voltage Generation Circuit and Liquid Crystal Display Comprising the Same
Filed: Nov. 30, 2006
11/560,452Λ Semiconductor Circuits Using Vertical Bipolar Junction Transistor
Filed: Nov. 16, 2006
11/528,041Λ Liquid Crystal Display and Method of Driving the Same
Filed: Sep. 27, 2006
11/525,229Λ Display Driving Integrated Circuit and Method
Filed: Sep. 21, 2006
11/517,239Λ Liquid Crystal Display Panel and Method of Manufacturing the Same
Filed: Sep. 7, 2006
11/517,238Λ Semiconductor Devices, CMOS Image Sensors, and Methods of Manufacturing Same
Filed: Sep. 7, 2006
11/517,223Λ Array Substrate Operable In Dual-Pixel Switching Mode, Display Apparatus Having the Same and Method of Driving the Display Apparatus
Filed: Sep. 7, 2006
11/513,299Λ Display Driving Circuit, Display Device, Display System and Method of Driving Display Devices
Filed: Aug. 30, 2006
11/512,627Λ Display Driver
Filed: Aug. 30, 2006
11/511,678Λ Synchronous Memory Device
Filed: Aug. 29, 2006
11/508,653Λ Image Sensor Using Auto-Calibrated Ramp Signal for Improved Image Quality and Driving Method thereof
Filed: Aug. 23, 2006
11/508,616Λ Lossless Nonlinear Analog Gain Controller in Image Sensor and Manufacturing Method Thereof
Filed: Aug. 23, 2006
11/506,668Λ Method of Verifying the Power off Effect of a Design Entity at Register Transfer Level and Method of Modeling the Power off Effect
Filed: Aug. 18, 2006
11/496,978Λ Apparatus for Manufacturing Semiconductor Device with Pump Unit and Method for Cleaning the Pump Unit
Filed: Aug. 1, 2006
11/484,792Λ Delay Cells and Delay Line Circuits Having the Same
Filed: Jul. 11, 2006
11/481,369Λ Transmitting Circuit and Semiconductor Integrated Circuit
Filed: Jul. 5, 2006
11/472,185Λ Method for Forming an Electrode of a Surface Light Source, Surface Light Source Device Manufactured By Using the Same, and Display Device Having the Same
Filed: Jun. 21, 2006
11/441,610Λ Synchronization Circuits and Methods
Filed: May 26, 2006
11/401,716Λ CMOS Image Sensor Including Two Types of Device Isolation Regions and Method of Fabricating the Same
Filed: Apr. 11, 2006
11/385,958Λ CMOS Image Sensor Including An Interlayer Insulating Layer and Method of Manufacturing the Same
Filed: Mar. 21, 2006
11/369,424Λ Optical Lens, Optical Package Having the Same, Backlight Assembly Having the Same and Display Device Having the Same
Filed: Mar. 7, 2006
11/360,374Λ Color Image Sensing Device and Pixel Data Reading Method Thereof
Filed: Feb. 23, 2006
11/354,462Λ Adaptive Input Voltage Controlled Voltage Booster
Filed: Feb. 15, 2006
11/354,303Λ High Input Voltage tolerant Input/Output Circuit Being Free From Electrostatic Discharge Voltage
Filed: Feb. 14, 2006
11/342,010Λ CMOS Sensor Array with a Shared Structure
Filed: Jan. 26, 2006
11/339,647Λ Shift Register Having Low Power Consumption and Method of Operation Thereof
Filed: Jan. 25, 2006
11/325,102Λ Semiconductor Memory Device and Method of Supplying Wordline Voltage Thereof
Filed: Jan. 4, 2006
11/324,951Λ Semiconductor Device Having Delay Drift Compensation Circuit That Compensates for Delay Drift Caused By Temperature and Voltage Variations in Clock Tree
Filed: Jan. 4, 2006
11/324,036Λ Display Driving Apparatus and Method for Reducing Block Dim and Display Device Comprising the Display Driving Apparatus
Filed: Dec. 30, 2005
11/316,369Λ Virtual Emulation Modules, Virtual Development Systems and Methods for System-On-Chip Development
Filed: Dec. 22, 2005
11/315,704Λ Apparatus and Method for Controlling Supply Voltage in Multiple Interface Card
Filed: Dec. 22, 2005
11/298,913Λ Source Driving Circuit of Display Device and Source Driving Method Thereof
Filed: Dec. 9, 2005
11/296,655Λ Apparatus and Method for Testing Electrical Characteristics of Semiconductor Workpiece
Filed: Dec. 7, 2005
11/281,177Λ Method of Fabricating Semiconductor Device Including Removing Impurities from Silicon Nitride Layer
Filed: Nov. 17, 2005
11/272,479Λ Method and System for Testing a Display Panel Assembly
Filed: Nov. 10, 2005
11/251,335Λ Optical Lens System, Backlight Assembly and Display Device
Filed: Oct. 15, 2005
11/243,797Λ Multi Display Device and Method of Controlling the Same
Filed: Oct. 5, 2005
11/233,700Λ Semiconductor Memory Device with a Stacked-Bank Architecture and Method for Driving Word Lines of the Same
Filed: Sep. 23, 2005
11/232,284Λ Nonvolatile Memory Device and Methods of Forming the Same
Filed: Sep. 21, 2005
11/226,564Λ Input and Output Circuit and Method of Operation Thereof
Filed: Sep. 14, 2005
11/212,237Λ Method of Manufacturing a Semiconductor Device
Filed: Aug. 26, 2005
11/207,698Λ Power Regulator Having Over-Current Protection Circuit and Method of Providing Over-Current Protection Thereof
Filed: Aug. 20, 2005
11/198,800Λ Frequency-Mixing Method and Frequency-Mixing Device Using the Same
Filed: Aug. 5, 2005
11/191,376Λ Methods and Circuits for Generating Reference Voltage
Filed: Jul. 28, 2005
11/170,944Λ Method of forming a Well in a Substrate of a Transistor of a Semiconductor Device
Filed: Jun. 30, 2005
11/158,912Λ Apparatus for Drying Substrate and Method Thereof
Filed: Jun. 22, 2005
11/127,048Λ Liquid Crystal Display Apparatus
Filed: May 11, 2005
11/124,144Λ Method of Filling Liquid Crystal Display Panel with Liquid Crystal and Liquid Crystal Filling System Performing the Same
Filed: May 9, 2005
11/107,889Λ Contact Structure of Wiring and a Method for Manufacturing the Same
Filed: Apr. 18, 2005
11/043,158Λ Liquid Crystal Display and Driving Device Thereof
Filed: Jan. 27, 2005
10/926,441Λ Dual Port SRAM Memory
Filed: Aug. 25, 2004
10/866,602Λ Portable Storage Apparatus and Method for Freely Changing Data Bus Width
Filed: Jun. 12, 2004
10/809,400Λ Display Device and Diode Array Panel Therefor
Filed: Mar. 26, 2004
10/795,677Λ Image Data Processing System and Image Data Reading and Writing Method
Filed: Mar. 8, 2004
10/785,268Λ Method of Manufacturing a MOS Transistor of a Semiconductor Device
Filed: Feb. 24, 2004
10/778,965Λ Viewing Angle Compensating Plate and Liquid Crystal Display Panel Including the Same
Filed: Feb. 13, 2004
10/752,968Λ Panel for Display Device, Manufacturing Method Thereof and Liquid Crystal Display
Filed: Jan. 7, 2004
10/725,133Λ Thin Film Transistor Array Panel for Liquid Crystal Display
Filed: Dec. 1, 2003
10/397,447Λ Method of Forming Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Semiconductor Substrate and SOI Semiconductor Substrate Formed Thereby
Filed: Mar. 26, 2003
10/364,035Λ Active Matrix Type Organic Electroluminescent Display and Method of Manufacturing the Same
Filed: Feb. 11, 2003
10/091,059Λ Data Recovery Device
Filed: Mar. 5, 2002
09/912,522Λ System and Method for Analyzing and Utilizing Intellectual Property Information
Filed: Jul. 26, 2001
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SIEMENS

Serial Number Title
11/687,104Δ System and Method for Determining Product Shelf Life
Filed: Mar. 16, 2007
11/590,451Δ Systems and Methods for Automatic Change Quantification for Medical Decision Support
Filed: Oct. 31, 2006
11/566,363Δ Systems and Methods for Guidewire Tracking Using Phase Congruency
Filed: Dec. 4, 2006
11/539,212Δ Systems and Methods for Reducing Noise in Image Sequences
Filed: Oct. 6, 2006
11/537,671Δ System and Method for Shape Regulation of Segmented Target Objects
Filed: Oct. 02, 2006
11/507,383Δ Systems and Methods for Computer Aided Detection of Spinal Curvature Using Images and Angle Measurements
Filed: Aug. 21, 2006
11/392,457Δ Real-Time Virtual Endoscopy
Filed: Mar. 29, 2006
11/343,128Δ System and Method for Efficient Feature Estimation for Medical Images
Filed: Jan. 30, 2006
11/236,161Δ Image Registration Using Minimum Entropic Graphs
Filed: Sep. 27, 2005
11/230,598Δ Image Segmentation Using Isoperimetric Trees
Filed: Sep. 20, 2005
11/221,025Δ System and Method for Filtering Noise from a Medical Image
Filed: Sep. 7, 2005
11/207,240Δ System and Method for Specifying Functional and Non-Functional Requirements for a Project
Filed: Aug. 19, 2005
11/154,349Δ System and Method for 3D Contour Tracking of Anatomical Structures
Filed: Jun. 16, 2005
11/122,867 System and Method for GUI Supported Specifications for Automating form Field Extraction with Database Mapping
11/036,439 System and Method for Automatic Bone Extraction from a Medical Image
10/932,573 Joint Approach of Out-of-Range Detection and Fault Detection for Power Plant Monitoring
10/849,576 System and Method for Detecting a Protrusion in a Medical Image
10/752,968 Panel for Display Device, Manufacturing Method Thereof and Liquid Crystal Display
10/370,382 Collision Detection Method for Deformable Objects in a Scene
10/358,949 A Mobile Multimodal User Interface Combining 3D Graphics, Location-Sensitive Speech Interaction and Tracking Technologies
10/370,347 System and Method for Generating Movie Loop Display From Medical Image Data
10/322,326 Automatic Navigation for Virtual Endoscopy
10/262,693 Coded Visual Markers for Tracking and Camera Calibration in Mobile Computing Systems
10/223,840 Method and System for Accessing Documents in Environments with Limited Connection Speed, Storage and Screen Space
09/943,035 Graph Cuts for Binary Segmentation of N-Dimensional Images from Object and Background Seeds
09/753,162 System for Processing Audio, Video and Other Data for Medical Diagnosis and Other Applications
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SUN MICROSYSTEMS

Serial Number Title
6,871,323 Interactive Graphical User Interface for Television Set-Top Box
6,600,496 Interactive Graphical User Interface for Television Set-Top Box
6,336,148 Automatic Checking of Public Contracts and Private Constraints on Distributed Objects
6,335,736 Interactive Graphical User Interface for Television Set-Top Box
6,226,698 Method and Apparatus for Dynamically Calculating Degrees of Fullness of a Synchronous FIFO
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UNITED MICROELECTRONICS

Serial Number Title
6,331,463 Method for Manufacturing Low Power High Efficiency Nonvolatile Erasable Programmable Memory Cell Structure
6,239,024 Method of Filling Gap with Dielectrics
6,153,520 Method for Fabricating Self-Aligned Silicide
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