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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 (116 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 ...


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Kevin Sean Matocha, Stephen Daley Arthur, Ramakrishna Rao, Peter Almern Losee, Zachary Matthew Stum: MOSFET devices and methods of making. General Electric Company, Scott J Asmus, November 9, 2010: US07829402 (110 worldwide citation)

A MOSFET device and a method for fabricating MOSFET devices are disclosed. The method includes providing a semiconductor device structure including a semiconductor device layer of a first conductivity type, and ion implanting a well structure of a second conductivity type in the semiconductor device ...


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Roger Mathews: Connector having conductive member and method of use thereof. John Mezzalingua Associates, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, November 9, 2010: US07828595 (109 worldwide citation)

A connector having a conductive member is provided, wherein the connector comprises a connector body capable of sealing and securing a coaxial cable, and further wherein the conductive member, such as an O-ring, physically seals the connector, electrically couples the connector and the coaxial cable ...


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Nevein T Sultan, Dwight D Jamieson, Valerie A Simpson: Policy-based forwarding in open shortest path first (OSPF) networks. Avaya Holdings, Kent Daniels, Blake Cassels & Graydon, November 9, 2010: US07831733 (109 worldwide citation)

A method and system enables policy-based traffic forwarding in a data network by implementing policy-based control over propagation of LSA messages through the data network. A route tag is asserted in respect of a link state advertisement (LSA) message advertising a network address. Propagation of t ...


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Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S Muller: Systems and methods for classifying and transferring information in a storage network. CommVault Systems, Perkins Coie, November 9, 2010: US07831553 (105 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are me ...


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Jeffrey A Kraemer: Protection of computer resources. Cisco Technology, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, November 9, 2010: US07832008 (102 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, local software code present in a computer system enables real-time detection of whether the computer system is properly protected against malicious attacks from harmful software. For example, software code such as one or more agents executing in the computer system support real-ti ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Chester Ledlie Sandberg: Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase WYE configuration. Shell Oil Company, November 9, 2010: US07831133 (99 worldwide citation)

A heating system for a subsurface formation is described. The heating system includes a first heater, a second heater, and a third heater placed in an opening in the subsurface formation. Each heater includes: an electrical conductor; an insulation layer at least partially surrounding the electrical ...


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Ronald J Lebel, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss: Microprocessor controlled ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, November 9, 2010: US07831310 (99 worldwide citation)

An implantable infusion pump possesses operational functionality that is, at least in part, controlled by software operating in two processor ICs which are configured to perform some different and some duplicate functions. The pump exchanges messages with an external device via telemetry. Each proce ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 9, 2010: US07828850 (97 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...


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Kenneth S Wales: Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation bladder and method of manufacture. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 9, 2010: US07828186 (97 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic use articulates an end effector by including a fluid transfer articulation mechanism that is proximally controlled. A fluid control, which is attached to a proximal portion, transfers fluid through the elongate shaft through a first fluid passa ...