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Binh Nguyen, Craig Paulsen: Location and user identification for online gaming. IGT, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, August 18, 2009: US07577847 (69 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for determining the location, identity and age of a user who desires to initiate a gaming session from an uncontrolled environment such as a home, a gaming kiosk or a hotel room. In some implementations, the user's location is determined in part by ...


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Donald J Lindsay: Visual expression of a state of an application window. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, August 18, 2009: US07577918 (68 worldwide citation)

A method for changing a visual state of an application window representation is described. The method includes steps of displaying an application window representation with a default visual state, and changing the default visual state of the application window representation to one of at least two d ...


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Masatoshi Yokota: Golf club head. SRI Sports, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, August 18, 2009: US07575523 (67 worldwide citation)

A golf club head comprises a head main body being provided with at least one hole having a helical groove on its inner surface, and a damper having a thread on its outer surface and screwed to the hole of the head main body, the damper being made of elastic material at least partially for absorbing ...


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Michael Lewin, Yair Heller, Ziv Kedem, Shlomo Ahal, Assaf Natanzon, Evgeny Drukh: Cross tagging to data for consistent recovery. EMC Corporation, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, August 18, 2009: US07577867 (66 worldwide citation)

A system for consistent data recovery, including a storage area network (SAN) of initiator nodes and target nodes, wherein initiator nodes issue I/O requests and target nodes respond to I/O requests, the SAN being represented logically as a plurality of consistency groups of nodes, G1, . . . , Gn, e ...


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Steven J Radigan, Usha Raghuram, Samuel V Dunton, Michael W Konevecki: Conductive hard mask to protect patterned features during trench etch. Sandisk 3D, Dungan & Dungan PC, August 18, 2009: US07575984 (65 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for forming patterned features using a conductive hard mask, where the conductive hard mask protects those features during a subsequent trench etch to form Damascene conductors providing electrical connection to those features from above. The thickness of the hard mask provides ...


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Steven P Anonsen, Timothy J Brookins: Framework for modeling and providing runtime behavior for business software applications. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 18, 2009: US07577934 (65 worldwide citation)

A business software framework supports business software applications. The framework includes a class library component that has a plurality of class libraries of business components, including business entities and business processes. The framework also includes an application framework that has a ...


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Sang Jin Cha, Hyeongno Kim: EMI shielded semiconductor package. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, August 18, 2009: US07576415 (64 worldwide citation)

An EMI shielded semiconductor package is provided. The package includes a substrate and a chip disposed on the substrate. The chip is electrically connected to the substrate by a plurality of bonding wires. At least one shielding conductive block is formed on the substrate and electrically connected ...


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Shotaro Takemoto, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Yoshio Onuki, Koichi Kawashima, Yuji Sakamoto: Endoscopic treatment instrument, endoscopic treatment system and supporting adaptor. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P C, August 18, 2009: US07575548 (64 worldwide citation)

In an endoscopic treatment instrument having a plurality of sheaths, a supporting member for directly and indirectly supporting the plurality of sheaths, and a connecting member for directly/indirectly bringing the sheaths and an endoscope in a connected state are provided. The supporting member con ...


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Peter H Wilson, Steven Sapp: Trench-gate LDMOS structures. Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 18, 2009: US07576388 (64 worldwide citation)

MOSFET devices for RF applications that use a trench-gate in place of the lateral gate conventionally used in lateral MOSFET devices. A trench-gate provides devices with a single, short channel for high frequency gain. Embodiments of the present invention provide devices with an asymmetric oxide in ...


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Ashutosh Pande, Lionel Jacques Garin, Kanwar Chadha, Gregory Bret Turetzky: Multi-mode global positioning system for use with wireless networks. SiRF Technology Holdings, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, August 18, 2009: US07577448 (64 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a GPS system that can operate in different modes depending on the network facilities and bandwidth available, the GPS information that can be acquired, or user or system requirements. The modes comprise standalone mode, where a mobile communications device computes th ...