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Maged E Beshai, Alan Frank Graves: Fast optical switch. Nortel Networks, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, June 10, 2008: US07386202 (1 worldwide citation)

A last optical switch is needed to realize an economical and scaleable optical-core network. In the disclosed optical switch, switching is effected by rapid wavelength conversion. Either channel switching, Time Division Multiplex (TDM) switching or both may be provided by the fast optical switch. Th ...


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Hiromitsu Ishii, Hitoshi Hokari, Motohiko Yoshida, Ikuhiro Yamaguchi: Thin film transistor having an etching protection film and manufacturing method thereof. Casio Computer, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Chick P C, June 10, 2008: US07385224 (2287 worldwide citation)

A thin film transistor of the present invention includes a semiconductor thin film (8); a gate insulating film (7) formed on one surface of the semiconductor thin film (8); a gate electrode (6) formed to be opposite to the semiconductor thin film (8) through the gate insulating film (7); a source el ...


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Roy W Kuennen, David W Baarman, Scott A Mollema, Ronald C Markham, Dennis J Dennen: Inductively coupled ballast circuit. Access Business Group International, Warner Norcross & Judd, June 10, 2008: US07385357 (221 worldwide citation)

A ballast circuit is disclosed for inductively providing power to a load. The ballast circuit includes an oscillator, a driver, a switching circuit, a resonant tank circuit and a current sensing circuit. The current sensing circuit provides a current feedback signal to the oscillator that is represe ...


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Charles H Clanton, Jeffrey J Ventrella, Fernando J Paiz: Cinematic techniques in avatar-centric communication during a multi-user online simulation. Forterra Systems, Perkins Coie, June 10, 2008: US07386799 (188 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for avatar-centric communication, expression and display during a multi-user online simulation are described. Various techniques are introduced to increase the richness and realism of avatar interactions, including the use of “Chat Balloons”, “Chat Props”, cinematic techniques ...


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Akinobu Uchikubo: Remote medical supporting system. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, June 10, 2008: US07386730 (185 worldwide citation)

When a surgery and a remote control room in a remote location are connected through a communication circuit to perform an endoscope operation, image information is not encrypted and is sent as it is. Patient data including identification information, a name and so on relating to a patient is encrypt ...


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Sean T Dycus, Dax D Brown, David Farascioni, Michael Primavera, David N Fowler: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, June 10, 2008: US07384420 (172 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto which connects a pair of first and second jaw members such that the jaw members are movable relative to one another to grasp tissue therebetween. The instrument also includes a four-bar handle assembly attached to the h ...


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Gera M Strommer, Uzi Eicher: Medical imaging and navigation system. Mediguide, Darby & Darby P C, June 10, 2008: US07386339 (162 worldwide citation)

Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a display unit, a database, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system, an inspected organ monitor interface, and a superimposing processor, the MPS including a transducer MPS sensor and a surgical tool MPS sensor ...


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Yung Chang Liang, Yi Fen Chen: Network isolation techniques suitable for virus protection. Trend Micro, Beyer Law Group, June 10, 2008: US07386888 (145 worldwide citation)

In a distributed network having a number of server computers and associated client devices, method of isolating infected client devices from uninfected client devices is described. The method is carried out by correlating network related virus infection information, determining if a virus outbreak h ...


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Vineet Kalucha, Joseph Geaney, David K Rensin, Michael S Riemer, Gregory C Visalli: Computer assisted and/or implemented method for group collarboration on projects incorporating electronic information. Q Know Technologies, Irah H Donner, Wilmer Culter Pickering Hale & Dorr, June 10, 2008: US07386535 (139 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program device manages group collaboration on projects, where the projects incorporate associatively filed electronic information. A team of users associated with the project is optionally dynamic and re-definable. A plurality of items are associated with a project; th ...


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Kevin Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Brian Chemel, Adriana Mincheva, Ihor A Lys: Information systems. Philips Solid State Lighting Solutions, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, June 10, 2008: US07385359 (139 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of this invention relates to an intelligent lighting device that can receive signals and change the illumination conditions as a result of the received signals. The lighting device can change hue, saturation, and brightness as a response to received signals. One example of using such a ...



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