Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Systems for epidermal tissue ablation. ArthroCare Corporation, Richard R Batt, John Raffle, March 20, 2007: US07192428 (125 worldwide citation)

A system and method for surface tissue ablation on the patient's outer skin, such as the epidermis or the underlying dermis. An electrosurgical probe (130) comprises a shaft (132) having an array of active electrodes (136) on its distal tip and a connector (134) at its proximal end for coupling the ...

Robin E Martherus, Srinivasagopalan Ramamurthy: User authentication. Oracle International Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 20, 2007: US07194764 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention authenticates a user for multiple resources distributed across multiple domains through the performance of a single authentication. User access requests for a protected resource in a first domain are received and redirected to a second domain. User authentication is performed a ...

Rongguang Lin, David Theiste, Thomas F Guarr, Kathy E Roberts: Reversible electrodeposition devices and associated electrochemical media. Gentex Corporation, King & Partners, March 20, 2007: US07193764 (122 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a reversible electrodeposition device comprising: a first substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; a second substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; a nucleation layer at least partially covering ...

George Blossom: Selectable multi-purpose card. JPMorgan Chase Bank N A, March 20, 2007: US07191952 (121 worldwide citation)

A selectable, multi-purpose card is provided. The card comprises a plurality of features stored in a memory storage device operatively mounted on the card. The plurality of card features allows the card to function as multiple cards, and a selection device mounted on the card enables a user to selec ...

Tetsuro Nagatsuka, Tatsuo Miyachi, Atsuo Shimada, Kazutoshi Takeya, Eiji Kemmochi, Akiko Nakajima, Makoto Yamasaki, Katsuhiko Fujita: Document classification system and method for classifying a document according to contents of the document. Ricoh Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, March 20, 2007: US07194471 (119 worldwide citation)

A document classification system and method reflects operator's intention in a result of classification of document so that an accurate result of classification can be achieved. The document to be classifies has contents contains a plurality of items. At least one of the items contained in the docum ...

William B Boyle: Fetch operations in a disk drive control system. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Ramin Mobarhan Esq, March 20, 2007: US07194576 (117 worldwide citation)

A method and system for improving fetch operations between a micro-controller and a remote memory via a buffer manager in a disk drive control system comprising a micro-controller, a micro-controller cache system having a cache memory and a cache-control subsystem, and a buffer manager communicating ...

Guy M Danner, Karl R Amundson, Robert W Zehner, Alexi C Arango, Jay Britton Ewing: Methods for driving electro-optic displays, and apparatus for use therein. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, March 20, 2007: US07193625 (117 worldwide citation)

A method for addressing a bistable electro-optic display having at least one pixel comprises applying an addressing pulse to drive the pixel to a first optical state; leaving the pixel undriven for a period of time, thereby permitting the pixel to assume a second optical state different from the fir ...

Imad Libbus: Baroreflex therapy for disordered breathing. Cardiac Pacemakers, Hollingsworth & Funk, March 20, 2007: US07194313 (113 worldwide citation)

A baroreflex stimulator is described that treats disordered breathing in a patient. The stimulator includes a pulse generator to provide a baroreflex stimulation signal through an electrode, and a modulator to modulate the baroreflex stimulation signal based on a circadian rhythm template.

Betty Wu, Karthik Ganesan, Kalyan Handique, Gene Parunak: Methods and systems for releasing intracellular material from cells within microfluidic samples of fluids. HandyLab, Fish & Richardson P C, March 20, 2007: US07192557 (113 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a microfluidic system for processing a cell-containing liquid. The system includes a lysing zone to receive the cell-containing sample and a positioning element to position the cell-containing sample in a lysing position in the vicinity of a lysing mechanism. The lys ...

Raul Adrian Cernea: Compensation currents in non-volatile memory read operations. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, March 20, 2007: US07193898 (112 worldwide citation)

Shifts in the apparent charge stored on a floating gate of a non-volatile memory cell can occur because of coupling of an electric field based on the charge stored in adjacent floating gates. The shift in apparent charge can lead to erroneous readings by raising the apparent threshold voltage, and c ...