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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert L Angell, James R Kraemer: Tracking genetically modified organisms with RFIDs. International Business Machines Corporation, Dillon & Yudell, January 11, 2011: US07868768 (2 worldwide citation)

A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is tracked using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. A bulk load of GMOs, which is intended for consumption by livestock only, is laced with RFID tags at or near a time of harvest. If the RFID tags appear in a product that is intended for human consumpti ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Risk assessment between aircrafts. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, John R Pivnichny, January 11, 2011: US07870085 (2 worldwide citation)

A risk assessment method and system. The method includes receiving by an inference engine, first sensor cohort data associated with a first cohort located within a first aircraft. The inference engine receives first group technology inferences associated with the first cohort. The inference engine g ...


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Durga Malladi
Jon J Anderson, Durga P Malladi, Steven J Doerfler: Controlling forward link traffic channel power. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Donald C Kordich, January 11, 2011: US07869410

Forward link transmission power to a user terminal in a wireless communications system having a plurality of beams is controlled by determining a baseline power level, Pbaseline, from a received active pilot channel signal-to-noise ratio (SNR); determining a power margin, Pmargin, from an identified ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 11, 2011: US07866527 (389 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing. An actuation is shaft supported at least in part within the stationary handle housing and is movable in response t ...


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Paul Scirica: Surgical instrument having a plastic surface. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 11, 2011: US07866525 (226 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, a movable handle, a tool assembly, a drive beam and a closure apparatus is disclosed. At least one of the closure apparatus and a contact surface of the tool assembly include a plastic surface. The body portion extends distally from t ...


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Lee Ann Olson, Ralph Stearns: Staple drive assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 11, 2011: US07866528 (220 worldwide citation)

A staple drive assembly includes an actuation sled and at least one staple pusher. The staple drive assembly is adapted to fit within a staple cartridge having a plurality of staples and a corresponding number of retention slots. The at least one staple pusher includes at least one pusher plate for ...


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David Norris Kenwright: Apparatus and method for proximity-responsive display materials. Brooks Kushman P C, January 11, 2011: US07868778 (182 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method for causing a printed display (poster, placard or promotional flier) to become interactive when a person points to part of the display. Behind the display a customized layout of capacitive proximity sensors printed with conductive inks on to a low-cost disposable, replaceable ...


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Charles E Greene, Daniel W Harrist: Method and apparatus for high efficiency rectification for various loads. Powercast Corporation, January 11, 2011: US07868482 (177 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for converting power includes at least one impedance matching network which receives an electrical signal. The apparatus includes at least one AC to DC converter in communication with the impedance matching network. Also disclosed is a method for powering a load and an apparatus for con ...


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Dana Lee, Emilio Yero: Reducing the impact of interference during programming. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, January 11, 2011: US07869273 (157 worldwide citation)

A system for programming non-volatile storage is proposed that reduces the impact of interference from the boosting of neighbors. Memory cells are divided into two or more groups. In one example, the memory cells are divided into odd and even memory cells; however, other groupings can also be used. ...