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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Identifying and generating olfactory cohorts based on olfactory sensor input. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, October 18, 2011: US08041516 (7 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating olfactory cohorts. Olfactory data is received from a set of chemical sensors. The olfactory data describes a set of olfactory patterns for an air sample. The olfactory data is processed to identify attributes of pa ...


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John Yamamoto
Anthony Rocco Cartolano, Sergei Vladimirovich Ivanov, Cheryl Irene Teich, John Hiroshi Yamamoto: Synthesis of amine boranes. Rohm and Haas Company, Air Products and Chemicals, Kenneth Crimaldi, October 18, 2011: US08039666

A method for preparing an amine borane from an alkali metal borohydride and an amine salt. The alkali metal borohydride is allowed to react with 0.95 to 1.05 equivalents of the amine salt in a solvent which contains water and an amine.


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Masud Beroz, Belgacem Haba: Small chips with fan-out leads. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, October 18, 2011: US08039363

A method of expanding the contact pitch for un-diced chips in an array by pre-slicing the array in a first direction, attaching a lead frame to the chips' contacts, and then slicing the array and attached lead frame in the second direction. The lead frame has leads mechanically connected one another ...


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Dan Miller
Daniel N Miller, Philip P Truax, Patrick J Yagle: System and method to control flowfield vortices with micro-jet arrays. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bracewell & Giuliani, October 18, 2011: US08038102 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method for actively manipulating and controlling aerodynamic or hydrodynamic flow field vortices within a fluid flow over a surface using micro-jet arrays. The system and method for actively manipulating and controlling the inception point, size and trajec ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Free piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, October 18, 2011: US08037852 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods of operating an internal combustion engine are disclosed that may include a first piston slidably disposed in a first cylinder having a first and a second closed end, and a first converter operable with the first cylinder. The first converter may be configured to convert mechanical energy to ...


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Dinesh Ramegowda
Mohammed Ibrahim, Dinesh Ramegowda: Enhanced situational awareness system and method. Honeywell International, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, October 18, 2011: US08040258 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for enhancing the situational awareness of an operator. Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) traffic data transmitted by a traffic entity are received. The ADS-B traffic data are processed to determine traffic entity position. The traffic entity posit ...


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Michael Bettuchi, Brian Nentwick: Staple buttress retention system. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 18, 2011: US08038045 (238 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument is provided having systems for securing buttress material to the anvil and staple containing cartridge associated with the surgical instrument. The system includes a retainer configured to engage the anvil or the staple containing cartridge and capture the buttress mat ...


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Kevin W Smith, Thomas Bales, Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A Palmer: Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mayback & Hoffman P A, Gregory L Mayback, Rebecca A Tie, October 18, 2011: US08038046 (219 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an end effector having an actuation assembly to effect a surgical procedure when actuated. An electric motor has a rated operating voltage and is operationally connected to the end effector to operate the actuation assembly. A power supply is electrically connected to ...


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Steve Porter Hotelling, John Z Zhong: Integrated in-plane switching display and touch sensor. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, October 18, 2011: US08040326 (203 worldwide citation)

This relates to adding multi-touch functionality to a display without the need of a separate multi-touch panel or layer overlaying the display. Instead, embodiments of the invention can advantageously utilize existing display circuitry to provide multi-touch functionality while adding relatively lit ...


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Thomas Huitema, Mark Davison, Robert Koch Jr: Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 18, 2011: US08038686 (129 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and a shaft extending therefrom with oppo ...



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