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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: Noise reduction in a system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, December 27, 2011: US08085948 (20 worldwide citation)

A system comprises a plurality of storage drives coupled to logic. The logic implements a noise-reducing feature selected from a group consisting of a first feature that limits system performance based on a level of ambient noise, a second feature that staggers access transactions among said storage ...


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Christina M Lampe Onnerud, Yanning Song, Richard V Chamberlain II, Per Onnerud: Method and device for controlling a storage voltage of a battery pack. Boston Power, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, December 27, 2011: US08084998 (2 worldwide citation)

A storage voltage of a battery pack is controlled with control electronics. The storage voltage of a battery pack is sensed, and a discharge mechanism is triggered if the storage voltage is within a predetermined range of voltage, to thereby adjust the storage voltage of the battery pack to below th ...


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Megan L Prommersberger: Interlocking buttress material retention system. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 27, 2011: US08083119 (311 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided having a pair of jaws including a staple containing cartridge and an anvil. Buttress material is releasable affixed to the staple containing cartridge and the anvil. One of the jaws includes a pair of longitudinal projections at a first end of the jaw and configured to ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard F Schwemberger, David C Yates, Richard C Smith: End effector for use with a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 27, 2011: US08083120 (260 worldwide citation)

An end effector for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. In various embodiments, the end effector may include an elongate channel that is configured to support a staple cartridge therein and which is also operably coupled to a surgical cutting and stapling instrument. An anvil may be movably ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph P Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 27, 2011: US08083118 (188 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Ray Bojarski, Daniel Steines, Albert G Burdulis, Rene Vargas Voracek: Surgical tools for arthroplasty. ConforMIS, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, December 27, 2011: US08083745 (181 worldwide citation)

A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms with the surface associated with the patellar. At least one guide aperture directs movement of a surgica ...


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Andrew A Burns, Erik Herz, Tara C Zedayko, Ulrich Wiesner: Photoluminescent silica-based sensors and methods of use. Cornell Research Foundation, Harris Beach PLLC, December 27, 2011: US08084001 (162 worldwide citation)

Sensor particles comprise a silica-based core and at least one photoluminescent dye. The silica-based core may comprise a plurality of pores and the at least one photoluminescent dye may comprise a reference dye, insensitive to its environment and analytes and a sensor dye, sensitive to either or bo ...


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John D Joannopoulos, Aristeidis Karalis, Marin Soljacic: Wireless non-radiative energy transfer. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fish & Richardson P C, December 27, 2011: US08084889 (122 worldwide citation)

The electromagnetic energy transfer device includes a first resonator structure receiving energy from an external power supply. The first resonator structure has a first Q-factor. A second resonator structure is positioned distal from the first resonator structure, and supplies useful working power ...


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Andrew M Christensen: Method for design and production of a custom-fit prosthesis. Medical Modeling, Faegre & Benson, December 27, 2011: US08086336 (121 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for designing and producing a custom-fit prosthesis. According to one embodiment, a mold is produced from which a custom-fit implant may be directly or indirectly manufactured. Medical image data representing surrounding portions of a patient's anatomy to be repaired ...


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George J Bennett: Switching voltage regulator employing dynamic voltage scaling with hysteretic comparator. Western Digital Technologies, December 27, 2011: US08085020 (114 worldwide citation)

A switching voltage regulator is disclosed operable to regulate a voltage supplied to system circuitry. A comparator compares an oscillator signal generated by a ring oscillator to a reference signal generated by a frequency generator. Switching circuitry charges a charging element in response to th ...



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