Craig Allen
Larry Gene Hughes Jr, Ryan Van Voorhis, Akira Miyazaki, Craig Allen Markusic, Christopher Mampe, Takayuki Sugama, Peter J Cardimen: Impact absorbing armrest for a motor vehicle. Honda Motor, Plumsea Law Group, May 8, 2012: US08172311 (12 worldwide citation)

A collision absorption system including a collapsing armrest. The armrest is configured to provide support for vertical loading during use. During a side impact collision, the armrest is configured to deform or collapse in a lateral direction. The collapsing armrest may include multiple layers with ...

yuan xing Lee
Shaohua Yang, Weijun Tan, Yuan Xing Lee: Systems and methods for stepped data retry in a storage system. LSI Corporation, Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha, May 8, 2012: US08176404 (24 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data processing retries. As an example, a data processing retry circuit is discussed that includes a stepped erasure window register, and an erasure flag set circuit. The stepped erasure window register includes: an erasure ...

yuan xing Lee
George Mathew, Yuan Xing Lee, Hongwei Song, Liu Jingfeng, Jongseung Park: Systems and methods for adaptive equalization in recording channels. LSI Corporation, Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha, May 8, 2012: US08175201 (12 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for performing adaptive equalization. For example, various embodiments of the present invention provide methods for adaptive equalization that include providing a data processing system with an equalizer circuit (210) and a tar ...


Mark P Bendyk, Scott M Carlson, Daniel F Casper, John R Flanagan, Catherine C Huang, Matthew J Kalos, Ughochukwu C Njoku, Louis W Ricci, Harry M Yudenfriend: Early termination of an I/O operation in an I/O processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, May 8, 2012: US08176222

A computer program product, apparatus, and method for handling early termination of an I/O operation at a channel subsystem in an I/O processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for executio ...

Parichay Saxena
Balaji Thiagarajan, Parichay Saxena: Program recording completion. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 8, 2012: US08175442

A program recording completion system automatically completes an incomplete program recording of a program. A recording application creates a program recording completion event corresponding to the incomplete program recording which includes program information to automatically complete the incomple ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument having recording capabilities. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 8, 2012: US08172124 (292 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 ...

Denise Demarais, Hanson Gifford III, Mark Deem, Douglas Sutton, Howard R Levin, Mark Gelfand: Methods for treating a condition or disease associated with cardio-renal function. Ardian, Perkins Coie, May 8, 2012: US08175711 (243 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for treating congestive heart failure, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or ...

Dino Kasvikis, Danyel J, David Farascioni, Thomas Wenchell, Philip C Roy: Surgical stapling instrument with independent sequential firing. Tyco Healthcare Group, May 8, 2012: US08172122 (215 worldwide citation)

An end effector for a surgical fastener applying instrument including a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The second jaw member includes first and second cartridges each containing a plurality of surgical fasteners, wherein each of the first and second cartridges is configured to move indepe ...

Edward S Boyden, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Eric C Leuthardt, Nathan P Myhrvold, Dennis J Rivet, Michael A Smith, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Maneuverable surgical stapler. The Invention Science Fund I, May 8, 2012: US08172120 (202 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include a surgical device and a method. An embodiment of the surgical instrument includes at least one grasping jaw, the at least one grasping jaw being adapted to deliver surgical staples by a force generated from a force generator mechanism that is contained within the at least one gra ...