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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Method and apparatus for managing the integrity of data in a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, May 6, 2004: EP1416380-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for encoding data associated with a page by dividing the page into segments and separately encoding the segments using extended error correction code (ECC) calculations are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for encoding data associated with a ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, Li Ping: Method and apparatus for performing block caching in a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, May 6, 2004: EP1416389-A2 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for caching updates or new data associated with a logical block are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for processing contents associated with blocks of a non-volatile memory includes obtaining a first set of contents that is associated with a ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid, Yudin Sergey: Power down management block for use in a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, May 6, 2004: EP1416379-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling a power up process of a non-volatile memory to occur efficiently are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for utilizing a memory system that has a non-volatile memory with at least one reserved memory area includes providing power t ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Method and apparatus for effectively enabling an out of sequence write process within a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, May 6, 2004: EP1416386-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling contents to be efficiently stored in physical blocks of a non-volatile memory are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing a write operation in a non-volatile memory system which has a memory unit includes writing a first ...


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Gannoe Jamy, Gerbi Craig, Weller Gary, Collier Matthew J: Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures. Satiety, Gannoe Jamy, Gerbi Craig, Weller Gary, Collier Matthew J, NAGY John S, May 6, 2004: WO/2004/037064 (148 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds in a circumferential configuration within a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing wit ...


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Cheng Lily Ka Lai, Hay James Westwood, Beart Pilgrim Giles William: Unit and system for contactless power transfer. Splashpower, Cheng Lily Ka Lai, Hay James Westwood, Beart Pilgrim Giles William, HASELTINE LAKE, May 6, 2004: WO/2004/038888 (130 worldwide citation)

A unit (701) for transferring power in an inductive manner to at least one power-receiving device, and a system comprising such a unit and such a device. The unit (701) includes at least one coil structure (702, 703, 704) configured to allow various degrees of translational and rotational freedom of ...


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Blott Patrick Lewis, Greener Bryan, Hartwell Edward Yerbury, Walker Tina Michelle: Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds. Smith & Nephew, Blott Patrick Lewis, Greener Bryan, Hartwell Edward Yerbury, Walker Tina Michelle, DRAGGETT Peter T, May 6, 2004: WO/2004/037334 (127 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir (12) connected to a conformable wound dressing (3) and wound exudate from the dres sing are recirculated by a device (18) for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means (17) for fluid clean ...


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Singh Rajiv R, Pham Hang T, Wilson David P, Thomas Raymond H: Compositions containing flourine substituted olefins. Honeywell International, Singh Rajiv R, Pham Hang T, Wilson David P, Thomas Raymond H, SZUCH Colleen, May 6, 2004: WO/2004/037913 (105 worldwide citation)

The use of pentafluoropropene (HFO-1225) and tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234) in refrigeration equipment is disclosed. These materials are generally useful as refrigerants for heating and cooling, as blowing agents, as aerosol propellants, as solvent composition, and as fire extinguishing and suppressi ...


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Jones William J: Multiple stage currency processing system. Cummins Allison, RUDISILL Stephen G, May 6, 2004: WO/2004/038631 (105 worldwide citation)

According to one embodiment of the present invention, a currency processing system includes three currency processing stages. The first currency processing stage includes a plurality of compact currency handling devices for denominating and counting currency bills. The second currency processing sta ...


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Hlavka Edwin J, Spence Paul A: Method and apparatus for performing catheter-based annuloplasty using local plications. Mitralign Incorporated, ROONEY Kevin G, May 6, 2004: WO/2004/037317 (99 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a minimally invasive method of performing annuloplasty. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing annuloplasty includes creating a first plication in the tissue near a mitral valve of a heart, using at least a first plication element ( ...