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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 (316 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 (274 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 (206 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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Yukinori Inamura: Gaming machine. Universal Entertainment Corporation, Lexyoume IP Group PLLC, May 1, 2012: US08167699 (164 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine includes plural stations and a processor. Each station can determine a game result and execute a game independently. The processor accepts each station's entry to an event game when a predetermined condition is satisfied. An event game consists of a plural number of unit event games ...


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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 (156 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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Ut Tran, Zhigang Bai, Kevin K Lin: Method for fabricating a magnetic recording transducer having side shields. Western Digital, May 1, 2012: US08166631 (155 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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Michael P Schaller, Michael Murillo, Nathan H White, Hung K Nguyen: Flexible cutter for surgical stapler. Cardica, Brian A Schar, May 1, 2012: US08167898 (153 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 Bjorn Roe, Daniel Steven Sanchez, Marco Pinter, Derek Walters, Charles S Jordan: Mobile tele-presence system with a microphone system. Intouch Technologies, Paul Evans, May 1, 2012: US08170241 (152 worldwide citation)

A remote controlled robot system that includes a robot and a remote control station. The robot includes a binaural microphone system that is coupled to a speaker system of the remote control station. The binaural microphone system may include a pair of microphones located at opposite sides of a robo ...