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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 ...


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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, ...


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Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Harold G Edwards, Paul F Daspit: Universal edge node. Nortel Networks, October 20, 2009: US07606262 (11 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 ...


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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 ...


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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 (517 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 ...


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Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 20, 2009: US07604150 (419 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 ...


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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 (203 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 ...


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Rajiv Kottomtharayil: System and method for performing replication copy storage operations. CommVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 20, 2009: US07606844 (174 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 ...


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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 (158 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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