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James Xiaqing Wu: Method and apparatus for identifying line-end features for lithography verification. Synopsys, Park Vaughan & Fleming, March 20, 2007: US07194712 (174 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the invention provides a system that facilitates identifying line-end features in a layout for an integrated circuit. The system operates by first receiving the layout for the integrated circuit. Next, the system selects a polygon from the layout and marks a line-end seed on the po ...


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Victor Shtrom, Darin T Milton, William S Kish: Circuit board having a peripheral antenna apparatus with selectable antenna elements. Ruckus Wireless, Carr & Ferrell, March 20, 2007: US07193562 (173 worldwide citation)

A circuit board for wireless communications includes communication circuitry for modulating and/or demodulating a radio frequency (RF) signal and an antenna apparatus for transmitting and receiving the RF signal, the antenna apparatus having selectable antenna elements located near one or more perip ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Russell P Sammon, Magdalena M Fincham: System and method for facilitating play of a video game via a web site. Walker Digital, Carson C K Fincham, March 20, 2007: US07192352 (173 worldwide citation)

A method and system for operating a video game or video game tournament (e.g., via a Web site) is disclosed. In accordance with the method and system a bonus is provided to a player playing the video game or participating in the video game tournament. In some embodiments a bonus is provided to the p ...


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Mark J Britto, Aimee K Cardwell, FuMing Young, Nicholas K Peddy, Adrian J Blakey, Angela C Lee, Erich L Ringewald: Computer-based funds transfer system. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 20, 2007: US07194437 (172 worldwide citation)

A service configured to be accessible by two or more parties to a two-sided funds transfer transaction through a computer network (e.g., the Internet) provides functionality for sending a payment request to a target payer or payee who is not yet registered with the service. Depending upon who is ini ...


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Gregory M Vaudreuil: Location based service restrictions for mobile applications. Lucent Technologies, March 20, 2007: US07194273 (169 worldwide citation)

A cell phone system that controls the functionality of cell phones based upon their geographical locations. Functionality information stored in data bases located at and unique to each location. A local or low power transmitter at each location transmits functionality information from the data bases ...


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Clifford A Davidow: Method and apparatus for processing inbound data within a powerline based communication system. Current Grid, Mel Barnes, Capital Legal Group, March 20, 2007: US07194528 (165 worldwide citation)

A powerline based communication system includes a powerline termination module, a plurality of powerline gateways, and a plurality of powerline nodes. The powerline termination module manages data for local area networks within the powerline based communication system. The plurality of powerline gat ...


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Kroum S Stoev, Francis H Liu, Yugang Wang: Shielded pole magnetic head for perpendicular recording. Western Digital, Won Tae C Kim Esq, Samuel A Kassatly Esq, March 20, 2007: US07193815 (163 worldwide citation)

A read/write head for use in a perpendicular magnetic recording head in a data storage system. The read/write head includes a write section that is comprised of a first pole layer, a second pole layer, a third pole layer, and a shield layer. The third pole layer defines a write pole tip, and the thi ...


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Joel E Short, Florence C I Pagan, Josh J Goldstein: Systems and methods for providing dynamic network authorization authentication and accounting. Nomadix, Alston & Bird, March 20, 2007: US07194554 (162 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for selectably controlling and customizing source access to a network, where the source is associated with a source computer, and wherein the source computer has transparent access to the network via a gateway device and no configuration software need be installed on the source c ...


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Robert G Wendt, Scott Wiedeman, Jeffrey S Britt, Douglas G Mason: Nozzle-based, vapor-phase, plume delivery structure for use in production of thin-film deposition layer. Global Solar Energy, Kolisch Hartwell P C, March 20, 2007: US07194197 (161 worldwide citation)

A vapor deposition source including a crucible configured to hold a quantity of molten constituent material and at least one nozzle to pass vapor evaporated from the molten constituent material out of the crucible.


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Mark H Hansen, Elizabeth A Shriver: Method for organizing records of database search activity by topical relevance. Lucent Technologies, March 20, 2007: US07194454 (159 worldwide citation)

A method for organizing records of a database by topical relevance generates statistics on relevance by monitoring search terms used and search paths traversed by a database user community. Records reviewed most often in relation to a given search term are assumed to be most relevant to that search ...