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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis Antonie Schouhamer Immink: System of converting information words to a signal. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, May 13, 2008: US07372376

A method of converting m-bit information words to a run-length constrained modulated signal includes converting the information words into n-bit code words. The available code words are distributed over at least one group (G1) of a first type and at least one group (G2) of a second type. The selecti ...


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Darryl P DeWind, Mark E Kramer, Andrew D Weller, Peter J Whitehead, Rodney K Blank, Niall R Lynam: Interior mirror assembly with display. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, May 13, 2008: US07370983 (354 worldwide citation)

An interior rearview mirror assembly includes a display screen that is extendable and retractable relative to a casing. The display screen is movably mounted at the casing and movable or slidable in a direction generally parallel to a length axis of the reflective element between a non-use position, ...


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Charles McElfresh, Paul Mineiro, Michael Radford: Method and system for optimum placement of advertisements on a webpage. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 13, 2008: US07373599 (352 worldwide citation)

A method and system for placement of graphical objects on a page to optimize the occurrence of an event associated with such objects. The graphical objects might include, for instance, advertisements on a webpage, and the event would include a user clicking on that ad. The page includes positions fo ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Michael Lee: Pulse oximetry data capture system. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2008: US07373193 (342 worldwide citation)

A data capture system utilizes a sensor with emitters adapted to transmit light into a fleshy medium and a detector adapted to generate intensity signals in response to receiving light after absorption by the fleshy medium. A monitor is configured to input the intensity signals, generate digitized s ...


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Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali, Lorenzo Cazzoli: Signal component processor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2008: US07373194 (310 worldwide citation)

A signal processor generates basis functions and identifies at least one basis function component of a sensor signal in order to calculate a physiological measurement. The signal processor is advantageously applied to pulse oximetry so as to directly calculate oxygen saturation and so as to calculat ...


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Chun Ho Fan, Neil McLellan, Kwok Cheung Tsang: Ball grid array package and process for manufacturing same. ASAT, Morrison & Foerster, May 13, 2008: US07372151 (303 worldwide citation)

A process for manufacturing an integrated circuit package includes forming a plurality of solder balls on a first surface of a substrate and mounting a semiconductor die to the substrate such that bumps of the semiconductor die are electrically connected to conductive traces of the substrate. The se ...


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Yassir Abdul Hafiz: Connector switch. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2008: US07371981 (298 worldwide citation)

An interconnection between a sensor and a monitor has a cable, an information element and a switch. The cable has conductors providing electrical communication between a sensor connector and a monitor connector. The information element is readable by the monitor and mounted in the sensor connector, ...


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David L Brock, Woojin Lee, Gary Rogers, Barry Weitzner: Flexible instrument. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, May 13, 2008: US07371210 (200 worldwide citation)

A remote control flexible instrument system, employing a shaft which supports a tool, is described in which the has proximal and distal ends with at least a portion thereof extending through a lumen of the human body so as to locate the shaft at an internal target site. A master station including an ...


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Kroum S Stoev, Suping Song, Tao Pan: Magnetic recording head with resistive heating element located near the write coil. Western Digital, Burgess & Bereznak, May 13, 2008: US07372665 (174 worldwide citation)

A magnetic head includes a slider body having a trailing surface meeting an air-bearing surface at a trailing edge, with a thin-film transducer disposed on the trailing surface of the slider body near the trailing edge. The thin-film transducer includes a coil embedded between first and second poles ...


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