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Michael A Sheha, Angie Sheha, Stephen Petilli: Point on interest spatial rating search. Networks In Motion, Morrison & Foerster, January 22, 2008: US07321826 (57 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for searching and retrieving location information associated with one or more points of interests, whereby the search criteria can be dependent upon the location of a point of interest with respect to the real-time position of the user, and an ...


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Kevin D Kissell: Integrated mechanism for suspension and deallocation of computational threads of execution in a processor. MIPS Technologies, E Alan Davis, James W Huffman, January 22, 2008: US07321965 (56 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor includes a core configured to concurrently execute instructions of a plurality of program threads and a yield instruction, included in the instruction set of the microprocessor. The yield instruction includes an opcode for instructing the microprocessor core to suspend issuing instr ...


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Kenneth David Schatz: Method and apparatus for self-assembly of functional blocks on a substrate facilitated by electrode pairs. Alien Technology Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 22, 2008: US07321159 (55 worldwide citation)

Methods for fabricating an assembly having functional blocks coupling to a substrate. The method includes providing the substrate with receptor sites wherein each of the receptor sites is designed to couple to one of the functional blocks. Electrodes are coupled to the substrate. The electrodes cove ...


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Jeffrey C Felt, Mark A Rydell, Paul J Buscemi, Alexander Arsenyev, Christopher H Porter: Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing. Advanced Bio Surfaces, Fredrikson & Byron P A, January 22, 2008: US07320709 (54 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the creation or modification of the wear surface of orthopedic joints, involving the preparation and use of one or more partially or fully preformed and procured components, adapted for insertion and placement into the body and at the joint site. In a preferred embodiment, co ...


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Shougo Kimura: Print job managing apparatus and print job control method. Panasonic Communications, Greenblum & Bernstein, January 22, 2008: US07321440 (54 worldwide citation)

A host that controls jobs of a printer obtains client identifying information within a job control request, which is received from a terminal, while obtaining the job information and client identifying information of the print request from the printer, and storing the same in a job information stora ...


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John Stach: Data hiding through arrangement of objects. Digimarc Corporation, January 22, 2008: US07321667 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides steganographic embedding techniques. A digital watermark signal is reduced to a set of spatial positions. The set of spatial positions sufficiently conveys the digital watermark signal. Message objects are positioned according to the set of spatial positions. Non-messa ...


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Kevin T Foley, John L White, Bradley T Estes, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Jeffrey D Moore: Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, January 22, 2008: US07320688 (53 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. A cannula is inserted to create a working channel through the skin and tissue of a patient using a transforaminal approach to the disc space. A viewing element is used to ...


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Ivan Osorio, Naresh C Bhavaraju, Thomas E Peters, Mark G Frei, Jonathan C Werder: Synchronization and calibration of clocks for a medical device and calibrated clock. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, January 22, 2008: US07321837 (52 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method support the synchronization and calibration of a plurality of clocks in a medical device system that may provide treatment to a patient with a nervous system disorder. The plurality of clocks, which may be located at different components of the medical device system, comprises a ...


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Robert T Love, Amativa Ghosh, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Nicholas W Whinnett: Enhanced uplink rate selection by a communication device during soft handoff. Motorola, Randall S Vaas, January 22, 2008: US07321780 (52 worldwide citation)

A method for rate selection by a communication device for enhanced uplink during soft handoff in a wireless communication system includes a first step of receiving information from a scheduler. This information can include one or more of scheduling, a rate limit, a power margin limit, and a persiste ...


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Ron M Redlich, Martin A Nemzow: Data security system and method associated with data mining. Digital Doors, Robert C Kain Jr, Fleit Kain, January 22, 2008: US07322047 (52 worldwide citation)

The data security method, system and associated data mining enables multiple users, each having a respective security clearance level to access security sensitive words, data objects, characters or icons. The method extracts security sensitive words, data objects, characters or icons from plaintext ...