Private Ugochukwu Njoku
Daniel F Casper, Mark P Bendyk, John R Flanagan, Catherine C Huang, Matthew J Kalos, Ugochukwu C Njoku, Dale F Riedy, Gustav E Sittmann, Harry M Yudenfriend: Providing indirect data addressing in an input/output processing system where the indirect data address list is non-contiguous. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, February 15, 2011: US07890668 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and computer program products for providing indirect data addressing at an I/O subsystem of an I/O processing system. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Larry J Rasnake, John J Fisher: Device package and methods for the fabrication and testing thereof. Nuvotronics, Sherr & Vaughn PLLC, February 15, 2011: US07888793 (7 worldwide citation)

Provided are methods of forming sealed via structures. One method involves: (a) providing a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; (b) forming a layer on the first surface of the substrate; (c) etching a via hole through the substrate from the ...

Steven Jobs
Steven P Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Allen Anzures, Patrick Lee Coffman: Power-off methods for portable electronic devices. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, February 15, 2011: US07890778 (21 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device with a touch screen display and power switch includes one or more user-interface objects to assist a user in powering-off the device while avoiding unintended power-off events due to inadvertent contact with the ...

Steven Jobs
Steve Jobs, Anthony M Fadell, Jonathan P Ive: Highly portable media device. Apple, Beyer Law Group, February 15, 2011: US07889497 (4 worldwide citation)

An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly por ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Bilel N Jamoussi: Virtual burst-switching networks. Nortel Networks, Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, February 15, 2011: US07889723 (2 worldwide citation)

A time-shared network comprising edge nodes and optical core nodes may be dynamically divided into several embedded networks, each of which covering selected edge nodes. At least one of the edge nodes may host an embedded-network controller operable to form multiple-source flow-rate allocation reque ...

Michael A Zemlok, David C Racenet, Adam J Ross: Powered surgical instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 15, 2011: US07887530 (239 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a drive gear, a drive motor, a shift motor and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The drive gear is disposed at least partially within the housing an ...

Paul A Scirica, Stanislaw Marczyk: Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 15, 2011: US07886952 (207 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a surgical stapling apparatus and/or a loading unit for use with and/or supportable on a distal end of a surgical stapling apparatus. The loading unit includes a housing portion including a distal end and a proximal end, a drive assembly slidably supported within ...

Thomas R Hessler: Pouch used to deliver medication when ruptured. Tyco Healthcare Group, February 15, 2011: US07886951 (202 worldwide citation)

An anvil assembly for a circular stapling device includes an anvil head configured to support an anvil plate thereon, a shaft extending from the anvil head and configured to selectively engage a rod member of the circular stapling device, an anvil plate operatively connected to the anvil head, where ...

Michael J Lands, Stephen Wade Lukianow, Steven P Buysse: Vessel sealing wave jaw. Covidien, February 15, 2011: US07887535 (196 worldwide citation)

A forceps for clamping, grasping, manipulating, coagulating/desiccating and cutting tissue includes a shaft portion having a proximal end, a distal end and first and second jaw members pivotally attached to the distal end of the shaft by a pivot assembly. Each of the jaw members including an opposin ...

Takanori Washiro: Communication system. Sony Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, February 15, 2011: US07890053 (161 worldwide citation)

A communication system includes a transmitter including a transmission circuit unit that generates an RF signal for transmitting data and an electric-field-coupling antenna that transmits the RF signal as an electrostatic field, a receiver including an electric-field-coupling antenna and a reception ...