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Ravi Laxman
John N Gregg, Scott L Battle, Jeffrey I Banton, Donn K Naito, Ravi K Laxman: Method and apparatus to help promote contact of gas with vaporized material. Advanced Technology Materials, Vincent K Gustafson, Intellectual Property Technology Law, Maggie Chappuis, February 10, 2009: US07487956 (11 worldwide citation)

Vaporizable material is supported within a vessel to promote contact of an introduced gas with the vaporizable material, and produce a product gas including vaporized material. A heating element supplies heat to a wall of the vessel to heat vaporizable material disposed therein. The vessel may inclu ...


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St├ęphane De Lombaert
Rajagopal Bakthavatchalam, Timothy M Caldwell, Bertrand L Chenard, St├ęphane De Lombaert, Kevin J Hodgetts: Substituted quinolin-4-ylamine analogues. Neurogen Corporation, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Peter F Corless, Mark D Russett, February 10, 2009: US07488740 (6 worldwide citation)

Substituted quinolin-4-ylamine analogues are provided. Such compounds are ligands that may be used to modulate specific receptor activity in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treatment of conditions associated with pathological receptor activation in humans, domesticated companion ...


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Eb Eshun
Douglas Duane Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E Eshun, Zhong Xiang He, Robert Mark Rassel: MIM capacitor and method of making same. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, Yuanmin Cai, February 10, 2009: US07488643

A MIM capacitor device and method of making the device. The device includes an upper plate comprising one or more electrically conductive layers, the upper plate having a top surface, a bottom surface and sidewalls; a spreader plate comprising one or more electrically conductive layers, the spreader ...


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Arun Prasad Amarendran, Manoj Kumar Vijayan Retnamma, Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Jun Lu: System and method for performing auxillary storage operations. CommVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 10, 2009: US07490207 (310 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for protecting data in a tiered storage system are provided. The storage system comprises a management server, a media management component connected to the management server, a plurality of storage media connected to the media management component, and a data source connected to ...


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Simon Richard Fox, Julien Charles Flack, Philip Victor Harman: Conversion and encoding techniques. Dynamic Digital Depth Research, Banner & Witcoff, February 10, 2009: US07489812 (294 worldwide citation)

A method of creating at least one depth map for an image sequence including the steps of receiving depth data for a plurality of points in the image sequence, utilising the depth data and a classifier to ascertain depth characteristics as a function of image characteristics and relative position and ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument incorporating EAP complete firing system lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, February 10, 2009: US07487899 (274 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Mohamed K Diab, Rex McCarthy: Signal processing apparatus and method. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 10, 2009: US07489958 (266 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus to analyze two measured signals that are modeled as containing desired and undesired portions such as noise, FM and AM modulation. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, a transformation ...


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Michael D Hooven: Sub-xyphoid method for ablating cardiac tissue. AtriCure, Cook Alex, February 10, 2009: US07487780 (196 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for transmural ablation using an instrument containing two electrodes or cryogenic probes. A clamping force is exerted on the two electrodes or probes such that the tissue of the hollow organ is clamped therebetween. Bipolar RF energy is then applied between the two electrodes ...


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David W Taylor, Kevin C McCarthy, Niall R Lynam, Kenneth Schofield: Video mirror system for a vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, February 10, 2009: US07490007 (155 worldwide citation)

A video mirror system for a vehicle comprises an interior electrochromic rearview mirror assembly having a reflective element that has a front portion that faces generally towards the driver of the vehicle when the interior rearview mirror assembly is mounted in the vehicle and that has a rear porti ...


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Barry Mark Blackwell, Luis Reinaldo Guzman Jr, John Paul Collen, Barbara Marguerite Kokke, Anthony G Irwin, Jeffrey D Lindsay: Testing tool comprising an automated multidimensional traceability matrix for implementing and validating complex software systems. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Alyssa A Dudkowski, February 10, 2009: US07490319 (152 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a testing tool for testing of complex software systems having a plurality of interrelated system components and a suite of test scenarios for testing the performance of the plurality of interrelated system components. The testing tool includes an Automated Multidimen ...