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Orhun K Muratoglu, Stephen H Spiegelberg: Methods for making oxidation resistant polymeric material. The General Hospital Corporation, Cambridge Polymer Group, Proskauer Rose, March 3, 2009: US07498365 (56 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical ...


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James Allard, David S Barrett, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack, Selma Svendsen: Systems and methods for control of an unmanned ground vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499776 (56 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for interruptible autonomous control of a vehicle. Autonomous control is achieved by using actuators that interact with input devices in the vehicle. The actuators (e.g., linkages) manipulate the input devices (e.g., articulation controls and drive controls, such as a throttle, b ...


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David S Barrett, James Allard, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack, Selma Svendsen: System and method for processing safety signals in an autonomous vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499774 (56 worldwide citation)

System and method for processing a safety signal in an autonomous vehicle. Safety signals are typically generated in response to the detection of unsafe conditions or are sent by the vehicle operator. In either case, the safety signals are conveyed using redundant communication paths. The paths incl ...


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Ricardo Alonso Cucurull: Foam spring mattress. March 3, 2009: US07496981 (56 worldwide citation)

The mattress (1) is made of a block of flexible polyurethane foam (4) with a density of 40 Kg/m3 or of any other density, said block being firstly cut with a cut programmable automatic machine, by the main side and then turned at a 90° degree angle by its small side. A certain amount of springs (5) ...


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Lisa A Reynders, Gayla Marie Gardenhire: Document carrier and system for use therewith. Harry Weissenberger, March 3, 2009: US07497429 (55 worldwide citation)

The construction of the present invention is suitable for use as a document carrier and is particularly adapted for the transporting of negotiable instruments such as checks and other items that are used to transfer funds, credits or the like through automated processing equipment such as readers, s ...


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Vladimir Radev: Hybrid electric vehicle. March 3, 2009: US07497285 (54 worldwide citation)

At speeds of the vehicle lower than a predetermined speed, two rotors (19, 20) of a dual-rotor motor (17), rotating in opposite directions under the action of the same electromagnetic forces, drive the wheels (12, 13, 15, 16) of two drive axles (11, 14) respectively, driving the vehicle in a low-spe ...


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Ganesh Venkitachalam, Michael Cohen: Transparent page sharing on commodity operating systems. VMware, Rajeev Madnawat, March 3, 2009: US07500048 (54 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for sharing memory pages in virtual machines are described. Guest memory pages are identified as candidate memory pages. The candidate memory pages are hashed and the hash results of the candidate memory pages are compared. A determination is made on whether a hash match exists b ...


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Richard L McDowell, Philip D Mooney: Proximity regulation system for use with a portable cell phone and a method of operation thereof. Agere Systems, March 3, 2009: US07499722 (54 worldwide citation)

Proximity regulation systems for use with a portable cell phone, a portable cell phone and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the proximity regulation system includes a location sensing subsystem configured to determine a location of a portable cell phone proximate a user by determin ...


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Geoffrey B Rhoads: Methods for steganographic encoding media. Digimarc Corporation, March 3, 2009: US07499566 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to digital watermarking and steganographic embedding. In one implementation a method is provided to help associate usage rights with media. The usage rights are used by a rights management system to control how the media is handled by the system. In response to the asso ...


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Devendra Kumar, Kamal Kishore Goundar, Nathanael R C Kemeling, Hideaki Fukuda, Hessel Sprey, Maarten Stokhof: Plasma pre-treating surfaces for atomic layer deposition. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 3, 2009: US07498242 (53 worldwide citation)

Method and structures are provided for conformal lining of dual damascene structures in integrated circuits. Preferred embodiments are directed to providing conformal lining over openings formed in porous materials. Trenches are formed in, preferably, insulating layers. The layers are then adequatel ...