21
Hugh C Hiner, Lijie Zhao, Hariharakeshava Hegde: Mask for increased uniformity in ion beam deposition. Western Digital, November 13, 2012: US08308921 (138 worldwide citation)

A shaper mask for particle flux includes a central portion extending from a body of the shaper mask along a first axis to block at least a first portion of a particle flux through the shaper mask from a first direction. The mask also includes at least one off-axis portion. Each off-axis portions ext ...


22
William Curtis Everett, Richard Ashton Hutchinson, Wilbert John Steigerwald III, William Andrew Say, Patrick Lawrence O Malley, Dane Allen Shrallow, Raymond Scott Ling, Robert John McMillan: Vehicle monitoring system. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 13, 2012: US08311858 (136 worldwide citation)

A data logging device tracks the operation of a vehicle or driver actions. The device includes a storage device, which may be removable or portable, having a first memory portion that may be read from and may be written to in a vehicle and a second memory portion that may be read from and may be wri ...


23
George Tuvell, Deepak Venugopal, Matthew Pfefferle: Non-signature malware detection system and method for mobile platforms. Juniper Networks, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 13, 2012: US08312545 (132 worldwide citation)

A system and method for detecting malware on a mobile platform in a mobile network. The system and method verifies that an executable is malware-free by computing the checksum of the executable and comparing that checksum with a checksum obtained from a malware-free copy of the executable. The check ...


24
Robert F Gazdzinski: Computerized information selection and download apparatus and methods. Gazdzinski & Associates PC, November 13, 2012: US08311834 (126 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing information useful to a particular user of a computerized apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a portable computerized apparatus (such as for example a digital assistant or notebook computer) which obtains information configured according to a user ...


25
David E Merry Jr, Mark S Diggs, Gary A Drossel: Systems and methods for measuring the useful life of solid-state storage devices. SiliconSystems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2012: US08312207 (124 worldwide citation)

A non-volatile solid-state storage subsystem, such as a non-volatile memory device, maintains usage statistics reflective of the wear state, and thus the remaining useful life, of the subsystem's memory array. A host system reads the usage statistics information, or data derived therefrom, from the ...


26
Errol Antonio C Sanchez, Johanes Swenberg, David K Carlson, Roisin L Doherty: Method and apparatus for cleaning a substrate surface. Applied Materials, Patterson & Sheridan, November 13, 2012: US08309440 (120 worldwide citation)

Embodiments described herein provide methods for processing a substrate. One embodiment comprises positioning a substrate in a processing region of a processing chamber, exposing a surface of the substrate disposed in the processing chamber to an oxygen containing gas to form a first oxygen containi ...


27
Douglas M Boguslawski, Kameron Kam Wai Jung: Disk drive implementing a read channel optimization process. Western Digital Technologies, November 13, 2012: US08310775 (119 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk including a plurality of tracks, a head actuated over the disk, and control circuitry. The control circuitry is operable to: write a target track including a plurality of data wedges; determine optimization metrics for the data wedges of the plurality of d ...


28
Stacy Friedman, Jon Muskin: Video games adapted for wagering. Muskin & Cusick, November 13, 2012: US08308544 (115 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and computer readable storage to allow players to wager on video games. The method disclosed herein can allow players to win or lose money while partaking in any video game previously played for entertainment purposes. A player can purchase play time on a game, play the game and ...


29
Rafael Pintor, Mark Chau, Travis Oba, August Yambao, Louis Campbell, Tammy Huntley, Qinggang Zeng, Carey Cristea, Faisal Kalam: Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve and methods. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, AnneMarie Kaiser, Guy Cumberbatch, November 13, 2012: US08308798 (114 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve has a base stent that is deployed at a treatment site, and a valve component configured to quickly connect to the base stent. The base stent may take the form of a self- or ...


30
David G Wright: Battery with electronic compartment. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, November 13, 2012: US08310201 (107 worldwide citation)

An electronic containment battery includes a battery section and an electronic section that together form a standard battery form factor that allows insertion into conventional electronic devices. In one example, the electronic section can include Radio Frequency (RF) circuitry that enables electron ...