Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Unusable block management within a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levine & Lintel, January 30, 2007: US07171536 (57 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for tracking defective blocks such that at least some of the defective blocks may be readily identified and tested for usability when desirable are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for identifying spare blocks within a non-volatile memory in ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Richard E Perego, David Nguyen, Billy W Garrett Jr, Ely Tsern, Crag E Hampel, Wai Yeng Yip: Multiple channel modules and bus systems using same. Rambus, Hunton & Williams, January 30, 2007: US07170314 (2 worldwide citation)

Various module structures are disclosed which may be used to implement modules having 1 to N channels. Bus systems may be formed by the interconnection of such modules.

Randy Ekl
Joseph E Phillips, Mario F Derango, Randy L Ekl, Michael H Retzer: Method for preserving wireless resources in a wireless local area network. Motorola, Randi L Karpinia, Indira Saladi, January 30, 2007: US07170868 (1 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the present invention, an access point (111) receives a multicast packet intended for a particular multicast group. Upon receipt, the access point only rebroadcast the multicast packet over a wireless segment if it determines that there is at least one wireless subscriber unit ( ...

Juan A Coronado, Matthew J Kalos, Donald M Nordahl, Richard A Ripberger: Apparatus and method to control access to logical volumes using parallel access volumes. International Business Machines Corporation, Dale F Regelman, January 30, 2007: US07171514 (11 worldwide citation)

A method to control access to logical volumes disposed in an information storage and retrieval system using parallel access volumes. The method provides an information storage and retrieval system comprising a plurality of logical volumes, and a plurality of host computers, where each host computers ...

Longzhi Jiang
Longzhi Jiang, Gregory Alan Lehmann, Edwin Lawrence Legall: Superconductive magnet including a cryocooler coldhead. General Electric Company, Cantor Colburn, January 30, 2007: US07170377 (10 worldwide citation)

A zero boiloff cryogen cooled recondensing superconducting magnet assembly including superconducting magnet coils suitable for magnetic resonance imaging including a cryogen pressure vessel to contain a liquid cryogen reservoir to provide cryogenic temperatures to the magnet coils for superconductin ...

Robert Deng
Feng Bao, Huijie Deng: Method of exchanging digital data. Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Greenblum & Bernstein, January 30, 2007: US07171559 (6 worldwide citation)

Party A encrypts unique first digital data and generates an authentication certificate authenticating that the encrypted first data is an encryption of the first data. Party B verifies the encrypted first data using the authentication certificate. When the encrypted first data is verified by B, A ve ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Alan Frank Graves: Fast optical switch. Nortel Networks, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, January 30, 2007: US07171072 (1 worldwide citation)

A fast optical switch is needed to realize an economical and scaleable optical-core network. In the disclosed optical switch, switching is effected by rapid wavelength conversion. Either channel switching, Time Division Multiplex (TDM) switching or both may be provided by the fast optical switch. Th ...

Li Shu, William Weinstein: Camouflage of network traffic to resist attack. The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Goodwin Procter, January 30, 2007: US07171493 (730 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting a file with enhanced transmission security through a network includes a file-splitting processor that splits the file into a plurality of message segments and addresses the plurality of message segments to a plurality of addresses assigned to a receiving host. The appar ...

Keith L Milliman, Russell Heinrich: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 30, 2007: US07168604 (632 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is disclosed for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The head portion includes an anvil assembly including a tiltable a ...

Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical probe and method of use. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 2007: US07169146 (485 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument that allows precise modulation of active Rf density in an engaged tissue volume. The working end of the instrument has a tissue-contacting surface of a conductive-resistive matrix that is variably resistive depending on its temperature. The matrix comprises a positive t ...