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Larry Sitka: Hierarchical data storage management. Imation, William D Bauer, December 11, 2001: US06330572 (328 worldwide citation)

A system and method for managing the storage of files within an HSM system incorporate an architecture and methodology that facilitate the storage and retrieval of large image files as part of an overall image processing workflow. In particular, the system and method may find ready application in a ...


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Morton R Kaplan: Adjustable magnetic supercutaneous device and transcutaneous coupling apparatus. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William D Bauer, February 23, 1988: US04726378 (280 worldwide citation)

An externally worn body device adapted to be magnetically held supercutaneously with a case being separable into first and second parts and being releasably secured together. The case contains a magnetic device for magnetically holding the case in a supercutaneous position with the magnetic field st ...


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Edward L Landrus: Stapling tool. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William D Bauer, April 19, 1983: US04380312 (276 worldwide citation)

A tool for applying fasteners to fasten an article to the workpiece. A compressible foot is provided to limit the drive distance of a plunger to position dependent upon the thickness of the article. A drive groove in the tool provides support for the fastener until it is driven into the workpiece. T ...


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Sigfrid D Soli, Kevin M Buckley, Gregory P Widin: Auditory prosthesis, noise suppression apparatus and feedback suppression apparatus having focused adaptive filtering. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William D Bauer, March 28, 1995: US05402496 (179 worldwide citation)

A noise and feedback suppression apparatus processes an audio input signal having both a desired component and an undesired component. When implemented so as to effect noise cancellation, the apparatus includes a first filter operatively coupled to the input signal. The first filter generates a focu ...


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Elizabeth M Sisley, John E Collins: Resource assignment and scheduling system. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Steven J Shumaker, William D Bauer, August 24, 1999: US05943652 (150 worldwide citation)

A system and method for assigning and scheduling resource requests to resource providers use a modified "best-first" search technique that combines optimization, artificial intelligence, and constraint-processing to arrive at near-optimal assignment and scheduling solutions. In response to changes i ...


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Joseph Y Pai, Choon Woo Kim: X-ray machine, solid state radiation detector and method for reading radiation detection information. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William D Bauer, August 22, 1995: US05444756 (129 worldwide citation)

A solid state radiation detector having an improved method of reading data from individual sensors and an x-ray machine configured with such a solid state radiation detector. At least one sensor of the solid state radiation detector is designated as a reference sensor. The output of the reference se ...


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Elizabeth M Sisley, John E Collins: System for resource assignment and scheduling. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, William D Bauer, April 7, 1998: US05737728 (126 worldwide citation)

A system and method for assigning and scheduling resource requests to resource providers use a modified "best-first" search technique that combines optimization, artificial intelligence, and constraint-processing to arrive at near-optimal assignment and scheduling solutions. In response to changes i ...


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Martin T Gerber, John C Rondoni: Medtronic, William D Bauer, August 19, 2008: US07415308 (100 worldwide citation)

In general, the disclosure is directed to an implantable neurostimulator and system capable of providing adaptive neurostimulation therapy to alleviate incontinence. The neurostimulator operates according to a set of stimulation parameters stored in memory. During operation, information is obtained ...


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Andrew L Schmeling, David P Olson, Mark E Schommer, Erik R Scott, William G Howard, William C Phillips: Actively cooled external energy source, external charger, system of transcutaneous energy transfer, system of transcutaneous charging and method therefore. Medtronic, William D Bauer, March 17, 2009: US07505816 (98 worldwide citation)

External energy source, external charger, system of transcutaneous energy transfer, system of transcutaneous charging and method thereof. An implantable medical device has a secondary coil operatively coupled to therapeutic componentry. An external power source has a housing, a primary coil carried ...


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Christopher J Edge: Method and apparatus for assembling a composite image from a plurality of data types. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William D Bauer, April 12, 1994: US05303342 (91 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for combining multiple image data files of differing sizes, resolutions, and formats in real time into a single data stream for conversion into halftone pixel data for printing by either single or multiple beam recording devices. The data of varying formats is received via a h ...