Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Maintaining erase counts in non-volatile storage systems. SanDisk Corporation A Delaware Corporation, Ritter Lang & Kaplan, April 29, 2004: US20040080985-A1

Methods and apparatus for storing erase counts in a non-volatile memory of a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a data structure in a non-volatile memory includes a first indicator that provides an indication of a number of times a first block ...

Friedman Marc David, Moynihan Shawn Timothy, Smith Anthony Mark: Medical device sheath apparatus and method. Dusa Pharmaceuticals, HEIDELBERGER Louis M, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/034875 (344 worldwide citation)

A medical device sheath apparatus (10) including: a fitting (20) being suitable for receiving the medical device (50) in a self sealing manner; a first sheath (32) for receiving the medical device (50) as it passes through the fitting (20); a second sheath (34) surrounding the first sheath (32); a d ...

Cern Yehuda: Arrangement of a data coupler for power line communications. Ambient Corporation, RUGGIERO Charles N J, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/036772 (122 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for coupling data between a power line (300) and a communication device (325) includes an inductive coupler (305) that employs a power line conductor as a primary winding, a capacitor (310) connected across a secondary winding of the inductive coupler (305) for creating a resonant cir ...

Carli Olivier: (Fr) Dispositif dynamique de liaison intervertebrale a debattement controle multidirectionnel, (En) Dynamic device for intervertebral linkage with multidirectional controlled displacement. Scient X, Carli Olivier, THIBAULT Jean Marc, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/034916 (110 worldwide citation)

(EN) The invention concerns an osteosynthesis device characterized in that the elastically deformable system (2) comprises: a deformable linking member (6) comprising, in a so-called saggital plane (S) a stiffness selected to exert a return force for flexural extension movements of the fixing parts, ...

Csulits Frank M, Mecklenburg David J: Multi-wavelength currency authentication system and method. Cummins Allison, RUDISILL Stephen G, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/036508 (105 worldwide citation)

A counterfeit determination is made with respect to currency bills by illuminating the currency bill with multiple wavelengths of light. Genuine currency bills include indicia printed with an ink that responds similarly to infra-red illumination at two different wavelengths. To identify a test curre ...

Hinton Paul R, Tsurushita Naoya, Tso Yun J, Vasquez Maximiliano: Alteration of fcrn binding affinities or serum half-lives of antibodies by mutagenesis. Protein Design Labs, Hinton Paul R, Tsurushita Naoya, Tso Yun J, Vasquez Maximiliano, HALLUIN Albert P, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/035752 (94 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for a modified antibody of class IgG, in which at least one amino acid from the heavy chain constant region selected from the group consisting of amino acid residues 205, 314, and 428 is substituted with another amino acid which is different from that present in the un ...

Osorio Ivan, Frei Mark G, Bhavaraju Naresh C, Peters Thomas E, Jensen Randy M: Configuring and testing treatment therapy parameters for a medical device system. Medtronic, Osorio Ivan, Frei Mark G, Bhavaraju Naresh C, Peters Thomas E, Jensen Randy M, PATEL Binal J, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/036377 (80 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method support the configuration and testing of therapy parameters for a medical device system (100) in the treatment of nervous system disorders.

Schultz Peter G, Wang Lei: Site specific incorporation of keto amino acids into proteins. The Scripps Research Institute, Schultz Peter G, Wang Lei, QUINE Jonathan Alan, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/035743 (78 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods of producing components of protein biosynthetic machinery that include orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, and orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases, which incorporate keto amino acids into proteins are provided. Methods for identifying these orthogonal ...

Hwang Sung Hee, Ko Jung Wan, Lee Kyung Geun: (tdfl) And temporary defect management information (tdds), and disc having the tdfl and tdds. Samsung Electronics, LEE Young Pil, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/036561 (73 worldwide citation)

A disc having an updatable defect management area used by an apparatus for managing defects on the disc, the disc including a user data area which includes user data, a spare area that is a substitute area for a defect existing in the user data area, and an area in which are recorded an address of d ...

Luciano Robert Jr, Bertram William K: A dynamic paytable for interactive games. Sierra Design Group, Luciano Robert Jr, Bertram William K, KERR Michael A, April 29, 2004: WO/2004/035161 (68 worldwide citation)

The invention is a gaming system and method that includes a dynamic paytable (264). The method operates by enabling a game session that includes a plurality of game events (212). After each game event, the player is given an opportunity to terminate or continue the game session (228). The player can ...