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Gerald CheShun Chao: Adaptive and scalable method for resolving natural language ambiguities. Lingospot, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Sanford Astor, January 6, 2009: US07475010 (201 worldwide citation)

A method for resolving ambiguities in natural language by organizing the task into multiple iterations of analysis done in successive levels of depth. The processing is adaptive to the users' need for accuracy and efficiency. At each level of processing the most accurate disambiguation is made based ...


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Edward J Morgan, Michael G Shean, Farshid Alizadeh Shabdiz, Russel K Jones: Continuous data optimization by filtering and positioning systems. Skyhook Wireless, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, January 6, 2009: US07474897 (157 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems of continuously optimizing data in WiFi positioning systems. A location-based services system for WiFi-enabled devices calculates the position of WiFi-enabled devices. A WiFi-enabled device communicates with WiFi access points within range of the WiFi-enabled device so that obser ...


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David W Baarman: Inductively powered secondary assembly. Access Business Group International, Warner Norcross & Judd, January 6, 2009: US07474058 (156 worldwide citation)

A lamp assembly configured to inductively receive power from a primary coil. The lamp assembly includes a lamp circuit including a secondary and a lamp connected in series. In a first aspect, the lamp circuit includes a capacitor connected in series with the lamp and the secondary to tune the circui ...


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Jeffrey H Nycz, Steven M Tethrake, Mark Pelo, Robert Varner, Paul Elliott: Method and apparatus for implant identification. Warsaw Orthopedic, Medtronic Spinal and Biologics, January 6, 2009: US07474223 (140 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically identifying surgical implants by use of a radio-frequency tag (RFID) is disclosed. The method, apparatus, and system enable a radio-frequency tagged implant to receive an interrogation signal from a reader and to respond to the interrogation signal with ident ...


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Kartik B Ariyur: Trending system. Honeywell International, Kris T Fredrick, January 6, 2009: US07474992 (128 worldwide citation)

A trending system and method for trending data in a physical or clock system. The trending system includes a sliding window filter. The sliding window filter receives a data set of data points generated by the clock system. The sliding window filter partitions the data set into a plurality of data w ...


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Max Aebi, Dominique Burkard, Robert Frigg, Beat Lechmann, Robert Mathys Jr, Paul Pavlov: Intervertebral implant with joint parts mounted on roller bodies. Synthes, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, January 6, 2009: US07473276 (128 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant (1), including an upper section (10) provided with a ventral side area (11), a dorsal side area (12), two lateral side areas (13,14), a top apposition surface (15) and a bottom surface (16), a lower section (20) provided with a ventral side area (21), a dorsal side area (22 ...


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Eun Suk Cho, Choong Ho Lee, Tae Yong Kim: Methods of forming non-volatile memory cells including fin structures. Samsung Electronics, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, January 6, 2009: US07473611 (117 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a non-volatile memory device may include forming a fin protruding from a substrate, forming a tunnel insulating layer on portions of the fin, and forming a floating gate on the tunnel insulting layer so that the tunnel insulating layer is between the floating gate and the fin. A ...


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Richard C Ewers, John R Brustad, Edward D Pingleton, Nabil Hilal, Gary R Dulak, Payam Adlparvar, Robert R Bowes: Surgical access apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, David G Majdali, Kenneth K Vu, Richard L Meyers, January 6, 2009: US07473221 (117 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device includes a single valve forming a seal with the body wall and providing an access channel into a body cavity. The valve has properties for creating a zero-seal in the absence of an instrument and an instrument seal with instruments. The valve can include a gel comprised of a ...


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David W Taylor, Kevin C McCarthy, Niall R Lynam, Kenneth Schofield: Navigational mirror system for a vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, January 6, 2009: US07474963 (115 worldwide citation)

A navigational mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror having a reflective element. A display, optionally a video display, is disposed to the rear of the reflective element and emits light when actuated that passes through the reflective element to be visible to a driver of ...


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Hajime Kimura: Display apparatus and driving method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Eric J Robinson, Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office P C, January 6, 2009: US07474285 (114 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a display apparatus in which it is possible to have a light emitting element emitted light with constant luminance without coming under the influence of deterioration over time, and it is possible to realize accurate gray scale express, and yet, it is possible to speed up wri ...