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Kevin Rodzinak
Philip E Sanderson, Mark E Layton, Kevin J Rodzinak: Inhibitors of AKT activity. Merck Sharp & Dohme, Matthew A Leff, Yong Zhao, David A Muthard, May 1, 2012: US08168652 (3 worldwide citation)

The instant invention provides for substituted naphthyridine compounds that inhibit Akt activity. In particular, the compounds disclosed selectively inhibit one or two of the Akt isoforms. The invention also provides for compositions comprising such inhibitory compounds and methods of inhibiting Akt ...


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Michael Barrington Wood
Mark Joseph Pivac, Michael Barrington Wood: Automated brick laying system for constructing a building from a plurality of bricks. Goldwing Nominees, Merchant & Gould P C, May 1, 2012: US08166727 (3 worldwide citation)

An automated brick laying system (10) for constructing a building from a plurality of bricks (16) comprises a robot (12) provided with a brick laying and adhesive applying head (18), a measuring system (13), and a controller (14) that provides control data to the robot (12) to lay the bricks (16) at ...


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William L D Agostino, Michael Bettuchi: Anastomosis composite gasket. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 1, 2012: US08167895 (293 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides structures and/or gaskets for deposition between adjacent intestinal sections in an anastomosis procedure. The structure possesses at least an inner ring of a first material, and a middle ring of a second material. The first material and the second material include a ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument having recording capabilities. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 1, 2012: US08167185 (241 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a ...


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Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears: System and method for inductive charging of portable devices. Mojo Mobility, Fliesler Meyer, May 1, 2012: US08169185 (160 worldwide citation)

A system and method for variable power transfer in an inductive charging or power system. In accordance with an embodiment the system comprises a pad or similar base unit that contains a primary, which creates an alternating magnetic field. A receiver comprises a means for receiving the energy from ...


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Ut Tran, Zhigang Bai, Kevin K Lin: Method for fabricating a magnetic recording transducer having side shields. Western Digital, May 1, 2012: US08166631 (144 worldwide citation)

A method provides a magnetic transducer that includes an underlayer and a nonmagnetic layer on the underlayer. The method includes providing a plurality of trenches in the nonmagnetic layer. A first trench of corresponds to a main pole, while at least one side trench corresponds to at least one side ...


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James D Bennett: Cash card system interface module. Broadcom Corporation, Garlick & Markison, May 1, 2012: US08170553 (140 worldwide citation)

A wireless device, for each of a plurality of wireless networks, establishes communications with each wireless network and transmits SIM card information to the wireless network. The plurality of wireless networks transmit SIM card authentication information requests to a cash card SIM server comput ...


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Jinqiu Zhang, Liubo Hong, Yong Shen, Donghong Li: Method for providing a perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) transducer. Western Digital, May 1, 2012: US08166632 (132 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a PMR transducer including an intermediate layer. The method and system include providing a hard mask layer on the intermediate layer. The hard mask layer is for a reactive ion etch of the intermediate layer. The method and system also include providing a bottom ant ...


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Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Nathan H White, Hung K Nguyen: Flexible cutter for surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, May 1, 2012: US08167898 (131 worldwide citation)

An exemplary surgical apparatus may include an anvil including an outer surface, a channel defined therein, and an aperture defined in the outer surface, where the aperture opens to the channel; and a cutter slidable along and within the channel, where at least a portion of the cutter is flexible. A ...


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David G Wright, Edward L Grivna, Ronald H Sartore: Apparatus and method for detecting a touch-sensor pad gesture. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, May 1, 2012: US08169421 (129 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distinguishing a particular gesture from among multiple gestures, performed by a conductive object on the sensing device, using fewer than three time intervals. The apparatus may include a sensing device to detect a presence of a conductive object, and a processing device ...



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