Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Wear-leveling in non-volatile storage systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, January 10, 2006: US06985992 (67 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing wear leveling in a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for allocating non-volatile memory that is divided into elements includes grouping the elements into a first group, a second group, and a third ...

Anthony S. McCoppin
Mark W Hitchins, Edward J Rhinehart, David M Reilly, Anthony S McCoppin, Thomas L Dufalla, Robert J Masarik: Plunger systems. Medrad, Gregory L Bradley, James R Stevenson, Henry E Bartony Jr, January 10, 2006: US06984222 (37 worldwide citation)

The plunger systems for use in an injector-actuated syringe of the present invention include a dynamic wedge seal which improves the sealing engagement between the plunger cover and syringe barrel, and flexible capture members extending from the rear surface of the plunger which permit the engagemen ...

Sanjay Chaturvedi
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Jingguang Chen, Michael Bruce Clark Jr, Anne Mae Gaffney: PVD supported mixed metal oxide catalyst. Rohm and Haas Company, Marcella M Bodner, Alan Holler, January 10, 2006: US06984750 (1 worldwide citation)

A supported catalyst comprising a mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.

Gene Mason, Ammar Al Ali, Thomas J Gerhardt: Flex circuit shielded optical sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 10, 2006: US06985764 (468 worldwide citation)

A flex circuit optical sensor has an integrated Faraday shield. A conductive trace layer disposed on a substrate is used to form a conductive grid which shields the face of a photodetector. A conductive ink layer is formed on a substrate side opposite the trace layer. The back and sides of the detec ...

Joseph M Tartaglia, Wade A Keller, Amir Belson, Arthur R Ratchford: Endoscope with adjacently positioned guiding apparatus. Neoguide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 10, 2006: US06984203 (436 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with guiding apparatus is provided. The endoscope has an elongate body with a steerable distal portion, an automatically controlled portion, a flexible and passively manipulated proximal portion, and an externally controlled and manipulatable guiding apparatus. The guiding apparatus may ...

Coliin C O Goble, Scott T Latterell, Douglas S Wahnschaffe: Electrosurgical system. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, January 10, 2006: US06984231 (375 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system includes a generator (10) for generating radio frequency power, and an electrosurgical instrument (12) including at least three electrodes. The generator comprises a radio frequency output stage having at least a pair of output lines (60C), and a power supply (66) coupled t ...

Stanley Luke, Howard Hall, Christopher Cochrane, Stephen Ferrari, Mitchell Condylis, Milan Merhar: Switching system. Sun Microsystems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, January 10, 2006: US06985956 (347 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems consistent with certain aspects related to the present invention provide a digital network having a plurality of data storage elements, at least one client, and a switch element. The switch element may be operable to receive access requests from the client and provide access to d ...

Robert S Kieval, Bruce J Perrson, David J Serdar, Peter T Keith: Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control. CVRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 10, 2006: US06985774 (329 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohormonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. A baroreceptor activation device is positioned near a baroreceptor, for example a baroreceptor in the carotid sinus. ...

John G Brainard, Burton S Kaliski Jr, Magnus Nyström, Ronald L Rivest: System and method for authentication seed distribution. RSA Security, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, January 10, 2006: US06985583 (271 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of a user authentication system and method according to the invention, a device shares a secret, referred to as a master seed, with a server. The device and the server both derive one or more secrets, referred to as verifier seeds, from the master seed, using a key derivation funct ...

Christopher Sachse, Timothy Lund: Controlling data collection, manipulation and storage on a network with service assurance capabilities. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, January 10, 2006: US06985901 (261 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for controlling the collection, manipulation and storage of network performance data and network even data of a network with service assurance capabilities. Upon the receipt of an activation signal, a signal is transmitted to initiate the retrieving of network perform ...