Sagy Pundak Mintz
Michael J Burns, Sagy P Mintz, Eric M Herz, Alexander D Deitz: System and method for order placement in an electronic trading environment. Trading Technologies International, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 5, 2010: US07644030 (19 worldwide citation)

A system and associated methods are provided for intelligent placement and movement of orders in an electronic trading environment. According to one example method, in addition to submitting a leg order at a calculated price level, additional orders, queue holder orders, are submitted for the leg or ...

Gerald N Nkwantah
Michael K Gerlach, Gerald N Nkwantah, Jonathan M Mack, Pradnya V Nagarkar, Philip J Ralli: Intrinsic polarizer. Seiko Epson Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, January 5, 2010: US07643211 (1 worldwide citation)

An intrinsic polarizer, including a sheet of PVA-type matrix that includes vinylene polymer blocks, the sheet defining a pass polarization axis and a block polarization axis perpendicular to the pass polarization axis, light having an electrical vector parallel to the pass polarization axis being su ...

yuan xing Lee
Sizhen Yang, Yuan Xing Lee, Shaohua Yang: Techniques for providing greater error protection to error-prone bits in codewords generated from irregular codes. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands, Steven J Cahill, January 5, 2010: US07644336 (10 worldwide citation)

Greater error protection is provided to error-prone bits that are generated from irregular soft-decoded error correction codes. Error protection is increased to error-prone bits that of interest in a particular system (e.g., parity check bits). One or more extra bits are added to each codeword in th ...

Durga Malladi
Francesco Grilli, Durga P Malladi: Method and system for communicating content on a broadcast services communication system. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Donald C Kordich, John J Ketchum, January 5, 2010: US07643452 (9 worldwide citation)

An outer decoder and an inner decoder encode a block of information to be transmitted, to improve protection by adding redundancy. The redundancy permits decoding of the information from less than a complete encoded block of information. Time re-alignment of two transmissions of the same content fro ...

Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Vincent A Piucci Jr, Michael J Schamel: Foam cushion molding system and method. Sealed Air Corporation, Alston & Bird, January 5, 2010: US07641459 (2 worldwide citation)

A molding system for foam-in-bag cushions comprises a mold defining a mold cavity, an air plenum separate from the mold cavity, a plurality of air passages that connect the mold cavity to the air plenum, and at least one port connected to the air plenum. The mold cavity has an open side and the mold ...

Durga Malladi
Durga Prasad Malladi, Francesco Grilli, Serge Willenegger: Method and apparatus for fast link setup in a wireless communication system. Qualcomm, Won Tae C Kim, Howard Seo, January 5, 2010: US07643828

A method and apparatus for a communication system provide for fast link setup for a mobile station by transmitting a request message, transmitting an assignment message from the base station to the mobile station, and transmitting a notification message from the base station to a base station contro ...

Jennifer J.-N. Liu
Li Mo, Jennifer J Liu, Abinder S Dhillon, James A Spallin: Network bandwidth reservation method. Fujitsu, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Marc A Hubbard, January 5, 2010: US07643492

A method of reserving bandwidth in a network includes the steps of receiving a reservation request for a bandwidth for a hose having one ingress point and at least one egress point, and reserving the requested bandwidth for each link in the hose and assigning a reservation identifier to the hose.

Michael Braithwaite, Herman Cardenas: Audio network distribution system. Netstreams, Matthew J Booth & Associates PLLC, Matthew J Booth, January 5, 2010: US07643894 (485 worldwide citation)

This invention is a networked audio system (20). The invention includes a plurality of speaker nodes (100), a plurality of self-sufficient audio source node devices (300), an internet interface (400), a network control server (310), a legacy converter and controller (600) that connects to one or mor ...

Kevin R Doll, Michael Earl Setser: Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 5, 2010: US07641093 (359 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engages the anvil during distal firing movements, wherein the tissue is severed and stapled driven upward from the staple cartridge to form against the anvil. In particular, a wedge integral to the staple cartrid ...

Frank J Viola: Staple driver for articulating surgical stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 5, 2010: US07641095 (303 worldwide citation)

An articulating surgical instrument is provided including a handle, an articulating portion extending distally of the handle and an end effector positioned on a distal end of the articulating portion. A flexible drive band is provided for movement through the articulating portion and end effector. T ...