Ugochukwu Njoku
Ugochukwu Charles Njoku, Frank W Brice Jr, David Craddock, Richard K Errickson, Mark S Farrell, Charles W Gainey Jr, Donald W Schmidt, Gustav E Sittmann III: Information handling system with virtualized I/O adapter ports. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Campbell, October 20, 2009: US07606965 (41 worldwide citation)

A communication port of a communications interface of an information handling system comprises a plurality of virtual ports. A first command is issued to obtain information indicating a number of images of virtual ports supportable by the communications interface. A second command is then issued req ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Harold G Edwards, Paul F Daspit: Universal edge node. Nortel Networks, October 20, 2009: US07606262 (12 worldwide citation)

A universal electronic switching node serves as an edge node in a high-capacity network with an optical core. The universal edge node may handle a variety of traffic classes and may control traffic admission, connection definition, connection routing and core node configuration. The provided capabil ...

Steven Jobs
Bas Ording, Steven P Jobs: Dynamically changing appearances for user interface elements during drag-and-drop operations. Apple, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, October 20, 2009: US07607102 (12 worldwide citation)

A user interface includes elements whose appearance dynamically changes in dependence upon functions associated with the elements. In the case of an icon that is the destination for a drag-and-drop operation, the image displayed for the icon changes in accordance with the object being dragged to it, ...

Charles Sperry
Laurence B Sperry, Eric A Kane, Atul Arora, Charles Kannankeril, Ross Patterson: Packaging machine and method. Sealed Air Corporation, Alston & Bird, October 20, 2009: US07603831 (4 worldwide citation)

A packaging method and apparatus wherein each product is packaged by capturing the product in flexible packaging material. The packing apparatus includes a product detector for detecting the presence or absence of a product to be packaged. The detection of the product may cause the advancement of pa ...


Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 20, 2009: US07604151 (534 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple having at least one projection formed thereon. In various embodiments, the projection is formed on a crown of the surgical staple. In one various embodiment, the projection surrounds, or is positioned adjacent to, at least one deformable member of the surgical staple. In one embodi ...

Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 20, 2009: US07604150 (440 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a firing drive configured to advance a cutting member and/or staple driver within an end effector, and a brake configured to prevent, or at least partially inhibit, the relative movement of the cutting member and/or staple driver. The surgical instrument can further i ...

Tsu Jae King Liu, Qiang Lu: Enhanced segmented channel MOS transistor with high-permittivity dielectric isolation material. Synopsys, Silicon Valley Patent Group, Edward S Mao, October 20, 2009: US07605449 (209 worldwide citation)

By forming MOSFETs on a substrate having pre-existing ridges of semiconductor material (i.e., a “corrugated substrate”), the resolution limitations associated with conventional semiconductor manufacturing processes can be overcome, and high-performance, low-power transistors can be reliably and repe ...

Rajiv Kottomtharayil: System and method for performing replication copy storage operations. CommVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 20, 2009: US07606844 (195 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for performing storage operations relating to a first secondary copy of electronic data. A storage policy or storage preferences may dictate that a replication copy should be used in storage operations performed to a particular client, sub-client, data, media or othe ...

Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Roes, Vijay Nair, Erwin Henh Munsterman, Petrus Franciscus Van Bergen, Franciscus Gondulfus Antonius Van Den Berg: Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process. Shell Oil Company, October 20, 2009: US07604052 (160 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. At least one method for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes providing heat to the subsurface formation using an in situ heat treatment process. One or more formation particles may be forme ...

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