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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: Noise reduction in a system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, December 27, 2011: US08085948 (24 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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Yanning Song Yanning Song
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 (354 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 (304 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 (229 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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John D Joannopoulos, Aristeidis Karalis, Marin Soljacic: Wireless non-radiative energy transfer. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fish & Richardson P C, December 27, 2011: US08084889 (204 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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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 (199 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 (194 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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Soo Young Choi, John M White, Qunhua Wang, Li Hou, Ki Woon Kim, Shinichi Kurita, Tae Kyung Won, Suhail Anwar, Beom Soo Park, Robin L Tiner: Plasma uniformity control by gas diffuser hole design. Applied Materials, Patterson & Sheridan L, December 27, 2011: US08083853 (150 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a gas diffuser plate for distributing gas in a processing chamber are provided. The gas distribution plate includes a diffuser plate having an upstream side and a downstream side, and a plurality of gas passages passing between the upstream and downstream sides of the diffuser plate. ...


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Everett Lai, Patrick Gardner, John Meade: Method for mitigating false positive generation in antivirus software. Symantec Corporation, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, December 27, 2011: US08087086 (134 worldwide citation)

A method for mitigating false-positives as detected by antivirus software comprising accessing an operating system file that has been identified as malware; creating a signature for the operating system file; comparing the created signature to a signature database; and, if the created signature is n ...