Jason Booth: System and method for enhancing the experience of participant in a massively multiplayer game. Turbine, Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, November 9, 2010: US07828657 (169 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for transforming music played by characters, objects and non-player characters in order to produce an enhanced audio experience for players within a massively multiplayer game.

Brian Roberge, Ron Roberts, Igor Shikh, Ihor Lys, Brad Koerner, Tomas Mollnow: LED-based fixtures and related methods for thermal management. Koninlijke Philips Electronis, November 9, 2010: US07828465 (163 worldwide citation)

LED-based lighting fixtures suitable for general illumination in surface-mount or suspended installations, in which heat dissipation properties of the fixtures are significantly improved by decreasing thermal resistance between LED junctions and the ambient air. In various examples, improved heat di ...

J Carl Cooper: Universal credit card apparatus and method. Technology Licensing Corporation, Clifford Kraft, November 9, 2010: US07828207 (148 worldwide citation)

The apparatus and method described herein provides for creating multiple spatial patterns, such as magnetic patterns on credit cards. The invention includes storage of information from which patterns may be created, a pattern creation device for creating the spatial patterns, and control whereby the ...

Yizhong Wang, Hai Sun, Hongping Yuan, Winnie Yu: Method and system for providing a microelectronic device using a plurality of focus distances. Western Digital, November 9, 2010: US07829264 (138 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a microelectric device are described. The method and system include providing a photoresist layer having a surface. The method and system also include setting a focus range and exposing the photoresist layer over the focus range to form a photoresist mask having a t ...

George A Neuman, Henry A Luten, John S Anderson, Jeffrey A Forgette, Scott W Vander Zwaag: Electro-optical element including IMI coatings. Gentex Corporation, Yakov Sidorin Esq, Quarles & Brady, November 9, 2010: US07830583 (127 worldwide citation)

An electrochromic element comprises a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a second substrate in spaced-apart relationship to the first substrate and having a third surface facing the second surface and a fourth surface opposite the third surface, a ...

Elliot R Brown, John D Evans, Christopher A Bang, Adam L Cohen, Michael S Lockard, Dennis R Smalley, Morton Grosser: Miniature RF and microwave components and methods for fabricating such components. Microfabrica, Dennis R Smalley, November 9, 2010: US07830228 (125 worldwide citation)

RF and microwave radiation directing or controlling components are provided that may be monolithic, that may be formed from a plurality of electrodeposition operations and/or from a plurality of deposited layers of material, that may include switches, inductors, antennae, transmission lines, filters ...

Roy K Lim: Expanding interbody implant and articulating inserter and method. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 9, 2010: US07828849 (125 worldwide citation)

A device for processing vertebral members having a spacer, a delivery device, and a deployer. The spacer includes at least first and second members with the first having at least one angled section and a contact surface, a second member having at least one angled section and a contact surface. The d ...

Sheldon B Moberg, Ian B Hanson, R Paul Mounce, Paul F Bente IV, Julian D Kavazov: Systems and methods allowing for reservoir filling and infusion medium delivery. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, November 9, 2010: US07828764 (121 worldwide citation)

A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Com ...

Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai, Hajime Kimura: Display device and method of manufacturing the same. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Husch Blackwell Welsh Katz, November 9, 2010: US07830370 (116 worldwide citation)

There is provided a display device capable of automatically controlling a luminance in response to a brightness of a surrounding. The display device has a gamma correction circuit for converting an image signal voltage into a drive voltage for gray scale display and a photosensor for controlling an ...

Edmund J Fish, Allen J Eichler, June R Herold: Electronic invitations for an on-line game. AOL, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, November 9, 2010: US07828661 (109 worldwide citation)

An instant messaging user may use a buddy list that includes a user-selected list of potential instant messaging recipients (“buddies”) to identify another instant messaging user with whom instant messages are to be exchanged. An instant messaging user also may use a buddy list for other purposes, s ...