Andrew Bi Qiang
Xiong Liu, Qiang Bi, TzeMing Jimmy Pang, ChoonKiat Lim: System and method for reducing ZAP time and track squeeze in a data storage device. Seagate Technology, Fellers Snider et al, November 25, 2008: US07457075 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for compensating for errors in servo systems. An improved zero acceleration path (ZAP) correction technique is provided, wherein selected tracks of a data storage device are used for ZAP processing in order to reduce the overall time required to perform error compensation for ...

Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Michael Holtzman, Farshid Sabet Sharghi, Paul McAvoy, Bahman Qawami: Method and system for managing partitions in a storage device. Sandisk Corproation, Toler Law Group Intellectual Properties, November 25, 2008: US07457910 (19 worldwide citation)

A mass storage memory system and a method for re-allocating memory partition space is provided. The storage system includes a memory controller with a microprocessor that is adapted to receive data via a logical interface from a host system; a first memory partition with a system area and a data are ...

Stephen T. Avery
Kent J Evans, Robert C U Yu, Stephen T Avery: Imaging member with multilayer anti-curl back coating. Xerox Corporation, Eugene O Palazzo, Fay Sharpe, November 25, 2008: US07455941 (15 worldwide citation)

An imaging member having an anti-curl back coating comprising an inner layer and an outer layer is disclosed. The outer layer comprises a low surface energy polymer having siloxane segments in its backbone and the inner layer comprises a film forming polymer. The anti-curl back coating has low surfa ...

Steven Jobs
Daniel N Crow, Cary Dean, Elizabeth Dykstra Erickson, J Peter Hoddie, Steven P Jobs, Timothy E Wasko: User interface for presenting media information. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 25, 2008: US07458025 (32 worldwide citation)

A user interface and methods for using a user interface for controlling processing of time-based media files. In one exemplary method, a graphical representation of a time line for a time-based media is displayed along with a graphical representation of a current time along the graphical representat ...


Artie Chin
Arthur Achhing Chin: Process for production of a borohydride compound. Rohm and Haas Company, Kenneth Crimaldi, November 25, 2008: US07455821

A process for production of a borohydride compound. The process comprises the steps of: (a) combining a boron-containing salt, at least one of a metal and its hydride; wherein the metal is Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Al, Ga, Si or a transition metal; and a solvent in which the borohydride compound is solubl ...

Marc Van Damme
Johan Loccufier, Bert Groenendaal, Huub Van Aert, Marc Van Damme: Polymer for heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor. Agfa Graphics, Leydig Voit & Mayer, November 25, 2008: US07455949

A polymer for a heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor is disclosed wherein the polymer comprises a phenolic monomeric unit of which the phenyl group is substituted by a group A characterised in that the group A comprises an imide or thioimide group and wherein the modification of the ...

Kenneth S Wales, Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with rigid firing bar supports. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, November 25, 2008: US07455208 (574 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic use includes a proximal portion that is manipulated external to a patient to position an attached elongate shaft and end effector to a desired surgical site inside of the patient. An articulation joint pivotally attaches t ...

Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 25, 2008: US07455676 (399 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...

Frank J Viola: Structure containing wound treatment material. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 25, 2008: US07455682 (322 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an anvil assembly for a circular stapling apparatus, is disclosed. The anvil assembly includes an anvil head configured to support an anvil plate thereon; a shaft extending from the anvil head and configured to selectively engage a connection member ...