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Andrew Bi Qiang
Tao Zhang, Kevin Arthur Gomez, Qiang Bi, MingZhong Ding, Stephen Kow Chiew Kuan: Real-time automatic loop-shaping for a disc drive servo control system. Seagate Technology, Westman Champlin & Kelly, May 30, 2006: US07054094 (15 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for improving servo loop performance in a disc drive storage system are provided. The servo loop includes a voice coil motor actuator that moves the head in response to a received servo control signal. A sensor, located in the head, senses servo information located on the dis ...


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Peter A. Bouchard
Jeffrey Phillips, David Allen, Brett Serkez, Peter Bouchard: Method and apparatus for managing information related to storage activities of data storage systems. EMC Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC, May 30, 2006: US07054892 (12 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for managing information related to backup storage activities of data storage systems. In a computer system having one or more independent backup data storage systems coupled to each other and each serving one or more clients, a user may obtain information related to backup act ...


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Steven Wojcik: Transcutaneous inserter for low-profile infusion sets. Animas Corporation, RatnerPrestia, May 30, 2006: US07052483 (401 worldwide citation)

A low-profile inserter for an angled infusion set comprises an inserter housing having a bottom wall, a retainer slidably connected to the inserter housing for movement between retracted and extended positions in a direction substantially parallel with the bottom wall, and a base member connected to ...


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Thomas D Petite, Richard M Huff: System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices. StatSignal Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, May 30, 2006: US07053767 (337 worldwide citation)

The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system is configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implem ...


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Erik Herz, Carvel Holton, Kenith Meissner, Corey Paye: Optical fiber with quantum dots. Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Lambda Instruments, Whitman Curtis Christofferson & Cook PC, May 30, 2006: US07054513 (303 worldwide citation)

Holey optical fibers (e.g. photonic fibers, random-hole fibers) are fabricated with quantum dots disposed in the holes. The quantum dots can provide light amplification and sensing functions, for example. When used for sensing, the dots will experience altered optical properties (e.g. altered fluore ...


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James D Logan, Richard Goldhor, Daniel Goessling: Apparatus and methods for broadcast monitoring. Gotuit Media, Kent A Lembke, Hogan & Hartson L, May 30, 2006: US07055166 (269 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for editing the content of a broadcast programming signal to provide a proprietary program signal that has been tailored to the preferences of an individual monitoring the broadcast programming signal. Accordingly, the systems and methods of the invention off ...


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Shon D Steger, Stephen M Herrington, Brian S Schumacher, Kevin T Stone, Jeffrey A Duncan: Method and apparatus for bone fracture fixation. Walter Lorenz Surgical, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 30, 2006: US07052499 (267 worldwide citation)

An elongated plate for coupling severed bone regions comprising at least one bridge region, the at least one bridge region terminating in at least two bone fixation regions. The at least two bone fixation regions each contain at least one aperture for receiving a suitable fastening device for securi ...


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Gongling Li: Secure credit card having daily changed security number. Lawrence Y D Ho & Associates, May 30, 2006: US07051929 (262 worldwide citation)

A secure credit card having daily changing security number is disclosed. The upper half portion of the secure credit card has a magnet strip and its thickness is same as a normal credit card, so it can be read by a credit-card reader. The bottom half portion of the secure credit card contains a proc ...


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Scott Taylor: Sealed surgical access device. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, Kenneth K Vu, David G Majdali, May 30, 2006: US07052454 (262 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device is adapted to facilitate access through an incision in a body wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and into a body cavity of a patient. The device includes first and second retention members adapted to be disposed in proximity to the outer surface and the inner ...


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Colin C O Goble, Mark G Marshall: Surgical system and method. Gyrus Medical, Oliff & Berridge, May 30, 2006: US07052494 (260 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises at least two elongate hollow tubes (14, 15), each having an aperture (18) at the distal end portion. The inner tube (14) is disposed within the other tube (15), and is mounted for rotation about its longitudinal axis. A cutting tool (4) is located at the distal end of ...