Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Tracking the least frequently erased blocks in non-volatile memory systems. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, August 22, 2006: US07096313 (60 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, one method for processing elements included in a non-volatile memory of a memory system includes obtaining erase counts associated with elements and gro ...

Ozgur Yildirim
Ozgur Yildirim, Gilbert G Smith, Mike Steed: Managing bubbles in a fluid-delivery device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, August 22, 2006: US07093930 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for managing bubbles in a micro electro mechanical systems device are described. One exemplary system includes a fluid-feed channel configured to supply fluid to a plurality of ejection chambers, individual ejection chambers comprising a resistor configured to eject fluid from th ...

Erwin Meinders
Meinders Erwin R: A visual content signal display apparatus and a method of displaying a visual content signal therefor. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, August 22, 2006: KR1020067003435

The invention relates to a visual content signal display apparatus (100) comprising a receiver (101) which receives a visual content signal. The receiver (101) is coupled to a primary display processor (103) which is coupled to a primary display (105) and presents the visual content signal thereon. ...

Yassir Abdul Hafiz, John Schmidt: Low noise optical housing. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 22, 2006: US07096054 (422 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the invention include an optical housing including a substrate having a reflective side and an absorbing side. The substrate has a generally planar base portion and a protruding cover portion. The cover portion defines a pocket on the absorbing side. The substrate has an open position whe ...

Gene Mason, Ammar Al Ali: Optical probe including predetermined emission wavelength based on patient type. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 22, 2006: US07096052 (417 worldwide citation)

A reflectance sensor which can be applied to a patient in a manner which reduces the light energy reaching the detector without first being attenuated by the tissue at the measurement site. Moreover, the reflectance sensor includes emitting devices adapted for use in legacy patient monitoring system ...

Kevin C Jones, Cynthia K Aggson, Tony F Rodriguez, Brian Mosher, Kenneth L Levy, R Stephen Hiatt, Geoffrey B Rhoads: Digital asset management and linking media signals with related data using watermarks. Digimarc Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, August 22, 2006: US07095871 (263 worldwide citation)

A method of performing digital asset management of media content. In this method, a watermark reader device reads a watermark embedded into media content. The watermark conveys watermark information, such as a content identifier and creator identifier. The reader forwards the watermark information t ...

Heikki Huomo: System and method for initiating location-dependent applications on mobile devices. Nokia Corporation, Hollingsworth & Funk, August 22, 2006: US07096030 (257 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus, and method for facilitating location-based triggering of actions, applications, services, and the like on wireless devices, for locations that may be subsequently visited by the mobile device user. Wireless service area identifiers are received at the wireless device, where sele ...

Rudolph Nobis, Christopher J Hess: Method of operating an endoscopic device with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 22, 2006: US07094202 (239 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic accessory medical device is provided. The device can include a handle, a flexible shaft, and an end effector. The handle can include an actuator for operating the end effector through a wire or cable pulling member that extends through the flexible shaft. The handle and actuator can be ...

Leonid Monassevitch, Benjamin Spenser, Michael Arad, Ronen Ne eman: Intussusception and anastomosis apparatus. NiTi Medical Technologies, Pearne & Gordon, August 22, 2006: US07094247 (239 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for intratubular intussusception and anastomosis of a hollow organ portion including a cylindrical enclosure, coaxial intratubular intussusception device, for intussusception and clamping means. The apparatus also includes an intratubular anastomosis apparatus for joining organ portions af ...

Anthony J Baerlocher, Karen Michelle Cregan, Michael MacVittie, Ryan W Cuddy: Gaming device having a free spin game. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, August 22, 2006: US07094148 (197 worldwide citation)

A gaming device including a re-initiation mode wherein the probability of extending the bonus game is increased by fixing the reel or reels displaying a locking symbol on the reel. In the re-initiation mode embodiment, the gaming device re-activates some or all of the reels except the reel displayin ...

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