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Chad Paul Boudreaux, Mark S Ortiz: Surgical clip and applier device and method of use. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 1, 2011: US07896895 (151 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip is provided for ligating or transecting tissue, such as vessels, other tubular ducts, and the like and a surgical clip applier device for delivering and applying the surgical clip to the tissue. The surgical clip can include a spine and opposed arms extending from the spine where the ...


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Muhammad Nawaz: Dual gate FinFET. Infineon Technologies, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 1, 2011: US07898040 (141 worldwide citation)

A circuit has a fin supported by a substrate. A source is formed at a first end of the fin and a drain is formed at a second end of the fin. A pair of independently accessible gates are laterally spaced along the fin between the source and the drain. Each gate is formed around approximately three si ...


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David E Merry Jr, Michael J Hajeck: Systems and methods for reducing unauthorized data recovery from solid-state storage devices. Siliconsystems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 1, 2011: US07898855 (132 worldwide citation)

A memory system comprising one or more memory devices is purged to prevent unauthorized access to data stored therein. A host system passes control of purge operations to the memory system. The purge operations are configured to erase data, write a pattern to memory locations, physically damage the ...


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Mohan Kumar, Venkat Rangan: Methods and systems for e-mail topic classification. Clearwell Systems, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, March 1, 2011: US07899871 (130 worldwide citation)

A method for processing e-mails includes receiving a plurality of e-mails. For each e-mail in the plurality of e-mails, a feature representation is generated for an e-mail based on a set of noun phrases associated with the e-mail. A set of topics associated with the plurality of e-mails is generated ...


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Robert M Fallone, William B Boyle, Young H Lee: Disk drive maintaining multiple logs to expedite boot operation for a host computer. Western Digital Technologies, March 1, 2011: US07900037 (121 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed wherein during a first boot operation, first boot data is transmitted from a first plurality of data sectors to a host, and a first log identifying the first plurality of data sectors is maintained. During a second boot operation, second boot data is transmitted from a seco ...


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Michael Sasha John: Methods and systems for semi-automatic adjustment of medical monitoring and treatment. Rosenberg Klein & Lee, March 1, 2011: US07899545 (121 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for adjusting the operation of implantable stimulation devices used to provide medical monitoring and treatment. Several hierarchical algorithms are described which operate according to conditionally obtaining a patient response to an alert signal. In one such strat ...


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Volker Guyenot, Thomas Peschel, Christoph Damm, Hans Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Johannes Jung: Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency. JenaValve Technology, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, March 1, 2011: US07896915 (119 worldwide citation)

A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positio ...


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Alvin J Wang: Disk drive adapting target values of a sequence detector relative to bit error rate of the sequence detector. Western Digital Technologies, March 1, 2011: US07898756 (118 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk and a head actuated radially over the disk, wherein the head generates a read signal. A sampling device samples the read signal to generate a sequence of read signal samples when reading a training data sequence recorded on the disk, and an equalizer compr ...


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Yingda Dong: Read operation for memory with compensation for coupling based on write-erase cycles. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, March 1, 2011: US07898864 (116 worldwide citation)

A read operation for non-storage elements compensates for floating gate-to-floating gate coupling and effects of program-erase cycles. During programming of a word line WLn+1, the threshold voltages of previously-programmed storage elements on WLn are increased due to coupling. To compensate for the ...


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Carmi Arad: Method for weighted load-balancing among network interfaces. Marvell Israel, March 1, 2011: US07898959 (114 worldwide citation)

A logical load-balancing method for distributing traffic according to a set of weights among a group of network interfaces. A logical identity of a packet may be generated, e.g., by generating a hash index of the packet's header. Each of the weights may be associated with a network interface. A rang ...