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Jens Nagel
Heiko K Sacher, Maria E Romera, Jens Nagel: Electronic device and user interface and input method therefor. Nuance Communications, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, March 13, 2012: US08136050 (12 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic device (100,400) and user interface (425) are operated using a method including initiating entry of a content string; determining the most probable completion alternative or a content prediction using a personalized and learning database (430); displaying the most probable comp ...


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Peter A. Bouchard
Peter Bouchard: Toilet fill valve including leak prevention mechanism. Watts Water Technologies, Edwards Wildman Palmer, David J Silvia, George N Chaclas, March 13, 2012: US08132273 (4 worldwide citation)

A toilet fill valve having a mechanism for preventing leakage from a tank of the toilet between flush cycles. The mechanism includes links that are normally locked to prevent the fill valve from opening. The links are operatively connected to a handle of the toilet such that the links are unlocked a ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard A Hennessy, James R Kraemer: Deriving a hierarchical event based database having action triggers based on inferred probabilities. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, John R Pivnichny, March 13, 2012: US08135740 (3 worldwide citation)

Inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data. An acti ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Teck Gyu Kang, Belgacem Haba, Guilian Gao: Wafer level chip package and a method of fabricating thereof. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 13, 2012: US08133808

Wafer level chip packages including risers having sloped sidewalls and methods of fabricating such chip packages are disclosed. The inventive wafer level chip packages may advantageously be used in various microelectronic assemblies.


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Keith L Milliman, Thomas R Hessler, Stephen R Paul, Thomas Wenchell: Surgical instrument with indicator. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 13, 2012: US08132703 (205 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, and a head portion. The handle assembly includes a firing trigger and a firing indicator. The firing trigger is movable between a first non-actuated position and a secon ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk, Russell Pribanic: Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, March 13, 2012: US08132706 (193 worldwide citation)

An articulation mechanism for use with a surgical apparatus having an articulating tool assembly is described. The articulation mechanism includes a rotatable shaft which is fixedly secured to a disk defining a spiral groove or slot. A linearly movable translation member is provided and includes a p ...


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Chris Marcellino, Justin Santamaria: Managing notification service connections and displaying icon badges. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 13, 2012: US08135392 (169 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to manage notification service connections. In one embodiment of the invention, a mobile device schedules a notification service connection message transmission interval for each of a plurality of notification service connections. The mobile device also associates a notificati ...



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