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Joseph J Kubler, Michael D Morris: Hierarchical data collection network supporting packetized voice communications among wireless terminals and telephones. Broadcom Corporation, McAndrews Held & Malloy, December 15, 2009: US07633934 (84 worldwide citation)

A packet-based, hierarchical communication system, arranged in a spanning tree configuration, is described in which wired and wireless communication networks exhibiting substantially different characteristics are employed in an overall scheme to link portable or mobile computing devices. The network ...


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Russell W White, Kevin R Imes: Content delivery system and method. Affinity Labs of Texas, December 15, 2009: US07634228 (83 worldwide citation)

A media managing method is disclosed. A method links a graphical interface soft button with a media file saved in a memory system of a portable electronic device, maintains a collection of information that represents the graphical interface soft button in the memory system, and communicates at least ...


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Nima Mokhlesi: Non-real time reprogramming of non-volatile memory to achieve tighter distribution of threshold voltages. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, December 15, 2009: US07633802 (80 worldwide citation)

A set of non-volatile storage elements undergoes initial programming, after which a reprogramming, with higher verify levels, is performed in non-real time, such as when a control enters a standby mode, when no other read or write tasks are pending. The reprogramming can program pages in the set one ...


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Moshe Ein Gal: Radiotherapy system with turntable. Dekel Patent, David Klein, December 15, 2009: US07634057 (80 worldwide citation)

A radiotherapy system including a collimator operable to shape and steer a radiation beam in at least one dimension, a turntable for supporting a patient thereupon adapted to rotate the patient about a rotational axis, the patient having a target therein for irradiation by the radiation beam, a dete ...


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Kuo Ching Hsu, Chen Shien Chen, Boe Su, Hon Lin Huang: Introducing a metal layer between SiN and TiN to improve CBD contact resistance for P-TSV. Taiwan Semiconductor Manfacturing Company, Haynes and Boone, December 15, 2009: US07633165 (79 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provide an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a through-silicon-via (TSV) trench configured in a semiconductor substrate; a conductive pad formed on the semiconductor substrate, the conductive pad being adjacent the TSV trench; a silicon nitride layer disposed ...


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Bing A Chiang, Inhyok Cha, Michael J Lynch, Thomas E Gorsuch: Satellite communication subscriber device with a smart antenna and associated method. InterDigital Technology Corporation, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, December 15, 2009: US07633442 (79 worldwide citation)

A satellite communication subscriber device includes a smart antenna for generating antenna beams for receiving signals from at least one satellite, and a receiver. The receiver includes a quality metric module for calculating a quality metric on the signals received by each antenna beam. A beam sel ...


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Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King: Ink cartridge for a computer system having an integral printer. Silverbrook Research, December 15, 2009: US07631961 (77 worldwide citation)

An ink cartridge for a computer system having an integral printer includes a media housing portion having top and bottom moldings which operatively mate to form a housing for sheets of paper, the housing portion having a print media transport mechanism. The cartridge also includes an ink storage por ...


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Martin Cholette: Techniques to monitor and trend nerve damage and recovery. Pacesetter, December 15, 2009: US07634315 (76 worldwide citation)

An exemplary method includes implementing a nerve stimulation therapy that includes delivering stimulation energy to a target nerve, periodically acquiring compound action potentials responsive to the delivered stimulation energy and assessing condition of the target nerve based at least in part on ...


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Craig W Roddy, Jiten Chatterji, D Chad Brenneis, Ronnie G Morgan: Settable compositions comprising a natural pozzolan and associated methods. Halliburton Energy Services, Craig W Roddy, Tumey, December 15, 2009: US07631692 (74 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of a method of cementing comprises: introducing a cement composition into a subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises cement kiln dust, a natural pozzolan, and water; and allowing the cement composition to set. Another embodiment of a method comprises: introducin ...


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Benjamin C Chamberlain, Bruce Cordell Jones, Christopher M Street, Eric B Vigesaa: Multiple conditional formatting. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, December 15, 2009: US07634717 (74 worldwide citation)

Generally described, embodiments of the present invention relate to applying and evaluating an unlimited number of conditional formatting rules to a given range of cells. Additionally, multiple conditional formatting rules may be evaluated to TRUE for the same cell contained in a user interface and ...