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Steven E Kozisek, Carl M Coppage, Robert J Morrill: System and method for selecting an access point. Embarq Holdings Company, SNR Denton US, May 10, 2011: US07940735 (107 worldwide citation)

A system for selecting an access point for a wireless device on a wireless network including a first wireless router in communication with the wireless device for transmitting and receiving RF signals between said first wireless router and the wireless device; a second wireless router in communicati ...


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Yin Gao, Bo Sun, Shaohua Wu, Fengguo Ma, Feng Li: Load balancing method for a wireless area network. ZTE Corporation, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, May 10, 2011: US07940731 (107 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a load balancing method for a wireless local area network, which includes the following steps: initializing the load balancing group, self-organizing to select an online access point from the load balancing group as a load balancing agent center, each access point of ...


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Vahid Saadat, Jeffery L Bleich, Kenneth Michlitsch, John E Ashley: Powered tissue modification devices and methods. Baxano, Shay Glenn, May 10, 2011: US07938830 (103 worldwide citation)

A device for modifying tissue in a spine may include: a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion having dimensions which allow it to be passed into an epidural space of the spine and between target and non-target tissues; at least one distal force application member e ...


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Purnabha Majumder, Balakrishna Kumthekar, Nimish Rameshbhai Shah, John Mowchenko, Pramit Anikumar Chavda, Yoshihisa Kojima, Hiroaki Yoshida, Vamsi Boppana: Method of IC design optimization via creation of design-specific cells from post-layout patterns. Open Silicon, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero and Perle L, May 10, 2011: US07941776 (100 worldwide citation)

A closed-loop IC design optimization process by automatically or manually creating design-specific cells with desired characteristics (e.g., performance, area, power, noise, etc.), which will be then implemented as a standard cell (also known hereafter as metacell), from a set of post-layout pattern ...


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Takashi Kyono, Katsushi Akita, Yusuke Yoshizumi: Method of fabricating nitride semiconductor laser. Sumitomo Electric, Venable, Michael A Sartori, Kyle D Petaja, May 10, 2011: US07939354 (97 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a nitride semiconductor laser comprises preparing a substrate having a plurality of marker structures and a crystalline mass made of a hexagonal gallium nitride semiconductor. The primary and back surfaces of the substrate intersect with a predetermined axis extending in the ...


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Sandeep H Krishnamurthy, Robert T Love, Ajit Nimbalker, Kenneth A Stewart, Xiangyang Zhuang: Apparatus and method for communicating and processing a positioning reference signal based on identifier associated with a base station. Motorola Mobility, May 10, 2011: US07940740 (97 worldwide citation)

A base station communicates a positioning reference signal (PRS) to wireless communication devices over a downlink in a wireless communication system by encoding a PRS into a first set of transmission resources, encoding other information into a second set of transmission resources, multiplexing the ...


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Gary S Fanton, John Krumme: Ring cinch assembly to attach bone to tissue. Tornier, Faegre & Benson, May 10, 2011: US07938847 (97 worldwide citation)

Systems, apparatuses and methods for securing tissue to bone using a bone anchoring system are described. Methods and apparatuses may allow transformation between locked and unlocked states, thereby allowing adjustment of the tension in the suture. The apparatus and/or methods may allow unidirection ...


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Jason Yan: Robotic vacuum cleaner. Bacon & Thomas PLLC, May 10, 2011: US07937800 (96 worldwide citation)

A robotic vacuum cleaner includes a casing with a motor-driven wheel unit mounted on a lower major wall thereof, and a tactile sensor unit yieldable radially relative to the casing. An electrical control unit is operable to control the wheel unit to operate in a starting mode in which the casing is ...


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Eugene L Shoykhet, Jason D Bridges: System and method for selecting a frequency for personal-use FM transmission. Garmin Switzerland, Samuel M Korte, May 10, 2011: US07941141 (93 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic device includes a radio frequency receiver; a radio frequency transmitter; and a processing system coupled with the receiver and transmitter. The processing system directs the receiver to scan a radio frequency spectrum for available radio channels over which the transmitter ma ...


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Deepak Jain, Tuan Quoc Dao: Updating mobile devices with additional elements. DeviceFidelity, Fish & Richardson P C, May 10, 2011: US07941197 (87 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for updating mobile devices with additional elements. In some implementations, a cover for a mobile device includes side surfaces, a rear surface, a physical interface, and a circuit. The side surfaces and the rear surface are configured to b ...