Guoxiao Guo Guoxiao Guo
Guoxiao Guo, Jie Yu: Correcting servo sectors in a disk drive. Western Digital Technologies, September 21, 2010: US07800853 (107 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk having a plurality of data tracks defined by a plurality of servo sectors, wherein each servo sector comprises a Gray coded address representing at least part of a track address. The disk drive further comprises a head actuated over the disk for detecting ...

Craig Allen
Trudy Hill, Jagdeep Singh Sahota, Kim Wagner, Christian Aabye, Anita Ochieano, Carole Oppenlander, William Chi Yuen Chan, Craig Allen Glendenning: Device, system and method for reducing an interaction time for a contactless transaction. Visa International Service Association, Bradley K DeSandro, Quarles & Brady, September 21, 2010: US07798394 (5 worldwide citation)

A method. The method comprises, at a reader, performing at least one transaction-based risk management process prior to energizing a contactless interface, initiating communication with a card utilized for the contactless transaction, receiving information associated with the card, and terminating c ...

Sumit Agarwal
Sumit Agarwal, Wesley Chan, Leora Ruth Wiseman: System and method for rating documents comprising an image. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, September 21, 2010: US07801738 (5 worldwide citation)

A system and method for rating a document comprising an image are provided. A document is received for distribution. Rating information associated with the document is received from one or more rating entities. At least one of said one or more rating entities comprises a processor to determine ratin ...


Christopher J Schall, Joshua R Uth, Gary S Jaworek, Jason E Zerkle: Surgical instrument articulation joint cover. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 21, 2010: US07798386 (521 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a shaft, an end effector, and a joint, wherein the end effector can be moved relative to the shaft about the joint. In various embodiments, the joint can include a cover configured to be positioned intermediate the end effector and the shaft. In at least one embodimen ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 21, 2010: US07799039 (400 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated surgical instrument. The instrument may comprise a handle portion and a shaft. The shaft is mechanically coupled to the handle. The instrument may also include an end effector mechanically coupled to the shaft along its longitudinal axis. The end effector may comprise a surg ...

Randall M Katz, Gary Dawson: Apparatus, systems and methods for implementing enhanced gaming and prizing parameters in an electronic environment. Milestone Entertainment, David B Murphy, O Melveny & Myers, September 21, 2010: US07798896 (255 worldwide citation)

Forms of interaction with an electronic system, such as for games of chance, games of skill, and combinations thereof are described herein. A system is provided for effecting defined game play and prizing structure parameters in an electronic entertainment environment. The system may include an inpu ...

Mohamed K Diab: Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system. Masimo Laboratories, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 21, 2010: US07801581 (227 worldwide citation)

A physiological monitor utilizes rotation measurements to estimate mean photon pathlengths through tissue. These pathlength estimates, along with corresponding optical spectroscopy measurements allow the noninvasive monitoring of blood constituent concentrations. The technique is particularly applic ...

Laurence M McKinley: System and method for spinal fusion. Aeolin, Kauth Pomeroy Peck & Bailey, September 21, 2010: US07799081 (199 worldwide citation)

The current invention is directed to a system and method for fusing two adjacent vertebrae. In one embodiment, the vertebrae are fused by inserting a self-broaching interbody apparatus into a disc space without the need for separately drilling and broaching. The self-broaching interbody apparatus ma ...

Sateeshchandra S Bajikar, David E Fowler: Differential head integrated touchdown sensors for hard disk drives. Western Digital, September 21, 2010: US07800858 (195 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a disk drive is described. The disk drive includes media such as one or more disks, a slider, and a head residing on the slider. The head has an air-bearing surface (ABS), a portion of which contacts the media during touchdown. The head further includes a plurality ...