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Rajiv Banavali
Rajiv M Banavali, Bharati Dinkar Chheda, Guido Mazza Manari: Formulations useful as asphaltene dispersants in petroleum products. Rohm and Haas Company, Kenneth Crimaldi, March 9, 2010: US07674365 (3 worldwide citation)

A composition comprising: (i) a chelating aminocarboxylic acid-C8-C22 amine complex; (ii) a C15-C21 bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amide; and (iii) a C15-C44 imidazoline compound.


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Bahman Qawami
Alan Chiou, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet sharghi: Extender strip and test assembly for testing memory card operation. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, March 9, 2010: US07676714 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for testing operation of a memory card within an electronic host device. The system includes a flat flexible cable, or strip, for electrically coupling between the memory card slot in a host device and a test assembly. The test assembly may have a card slot for acce ...


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Durga Malladi
Francesco Grilli, Durga P Malladi: Method and system for communicating content on a broadcast services communication system. QUALCOMM Incorporated, John J Ketchum, March 9, 2010: US07675944 (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 ...


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Robert J Dugan, John R Flanagan, Giles R Frazier, Matthew J Kalos, Louis W Ricci, Kenneth M Trowell, Harry M Yudenfriend: Transfer of error-analysis and statistical data in a fibre channel input/output system. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Campbell, March 9, 2010: US07675865

A computer Input/Output system having a fabric, a control unit (CU) and a host computer including a channel, the channel having a channel port connected by a first link to a channel neighbor port of the fabric, and the control unit having a CU port connected by a second link to a CU neighbor port on ...


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald, Richard Westhoff, Matthew T Currie, Christopher J Vineis, Thomas A Langdo: Method of producing high quality relaxed silicon germanium layers. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Slater & Matsil L, March 9, 2010: US07674335

A method for minimizing particle generation during deposition of a graded Si1−xGex layer on a semiconductor material includes providing a substrate in an atmosphere including a Si precursor and a Ge precursor, wherein the Ge precursor has a decomposition temperature greater than germane, and deposit ...


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Kengo Akimoto, Tatsuya Honda, Norihito Sone: Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Cook Alex, March 9, 2010: US07674650 (2713 worldwide citation)

An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate ...


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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II, Carl J Shurlleff: Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 9, 2010: US07673782 (404 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including an anvil, a staple cartridge, and a buttress material removably retained to the anvil and/or staple cartridge. In various embodiments, the staple cartridge can include at least one staple removably stored therein which can, when deployed, or fired, therefrom, contact the ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, March 9, 2010: US07673780 (403 worldwide citation)

An articulation joint for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion of the instrument received within the trocar. Various embodiments of the articulation joint provide str ...