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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Hybrid mapping implementation within a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Corporation, Anderson Levin & Lintel, March 6, 2007: US07188228 (64 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for allow different mapping implementations, including a many-to-one logical to physical block mapping, to be used within a memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for mapping a plurality of logical blocks to a physical block incl ...


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Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Bilel N Jamoussi: Rate-controlled optical burst switching. Nortel Networks, McGuinness & Manaras, March 6, 2007: US07187654 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for low latency loss-free burst switching. Burst schedules are initiated by controllers of bufferless core nodes and distributed to respective edge nodes. In a composite-star network, the burst schedules are initiated by any of a plurality of bufferless core nodes ...


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Russell W White, Kevin R Imes: System and method for communicating selected information to an electronic device. Affinity Labs, Baker Botts, Roger J Fulghum, March 6, 2007: US07187947 (431 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a system and method for communicating selected information to an electronic device. The disclosed system may include a digital engine operable to maintain data representing the selected information in a digital format. In some embodiments, the digital engine may be communicatively coup ...


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Ammar Al Ali: Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 6, 2007: US07186966 (397 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present disclosure include systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a pulse oximetry sensor. According to one embodiment, the system includes an oximeter that monitors the amount of use for a given sensor. The oximeter and/or the sensor may advantageously include a visua ...


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Christopher Lunt, Jonathan Abrams, Samuel Sanchez: System and method for managing connections in an online social network. Friendster, Patterson & Sheridan, March 6, 2007: US07188153 (273 worldwide citation)

An online social network collects descriptive data about various individuals and allows those individuals to indicate other individuals with whom they have a personal relationship. The descriptive data and the relationship data are integrated and processed to reveal the series of social relationship ...


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Csaba Truckai, James Baker, Bruno Strul, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 6, 2007: US07186253 (272 worldwide citation)

A working end of a surgical instrument that carries first and second jaws for delivering energy to tissue. In a preferred embodiment, at least one jaw of the working end defines a tissue-engagement plane that contacts the targeted tissue. The cross-section of the engagement plane reveals that it def ...


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David Jon Hiner, Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, Sukianto Rusli: Method of manufacturing a semiconductor package. Amkor Technology, Gunnison McKay & Hodgson L, Serge J Hodgson, March 6, 2007: US07185426 (255 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor package including top-surface terminals for mounting another semiconductor package provides a three-dimensional circuit configuration that can provide removable connection of existing grid-array packages having a standard design. A semiconductor die is mounted on an electrically conn ...


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Adam Sharkawy, Mark Foley, Darin Gittings, David Cole, Sam Crews: Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 6, 2007: US07186265 (251 worldwide citation)

Implantable prosthetic valve systems and methods for implanting them are provided. Magnets are employed within one or more components of the valve systems to facilitate anchoring of the prosthetic valve at a target implant site, delivery of the prosthetic valve to the target implant site or both.