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Kevin Christopher Miller, Eric Jason Brandwine, Andrew J Doane: Using virtual networking devices to connect managed computer networks. Amazon Technologies, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, November 13, 2012: US08312129 (114 worldwide citation)

Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks whose configured logical network topology may have one or more virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications be ...


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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 (111 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 ...


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Douglas M Boguslawski, Kameron Kam Wai Jung: Disk drive implementing a read channel optimization process. Western Digital Technologies, November 13, 2012: US08310775 (109 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 ...


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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 (104 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 ...


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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 (100 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 ...


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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 (98 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 ...


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Robert F Gazdzinski: Computerized information selection and download apparatus and methods. Gazdzinski & Associates PC, November 13, 2012: US08311834 (97 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 ...


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Steven Nielsen, Curtis Chambers, Jeffrey Farr, Tony Davani: Locating equipment communicatively coupled to or equipped with a mobile/portable device. Certusview Technologies, Foley & Lardner, Joseph Teja Jr, November 13, 2012: US08311765 (93 worldwide citation)

Locating and/or marking equipment, such as a locate transmitter or locate receiver, a marking device, or a combined locate and marking device, may be communicatively coupled to and/or equipped with a mobile/portable device (e.g., a mobile phone, personal digital assistant or other portable computing ...


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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 (92 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 ...


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Johannes Bartholomaus, Heinrich Kugelmann, Elisabeth Arkenau Marić: Abuse-proofed dosage form. Grunenthal, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus P A, November 13, 2012: US08309060 (80 worldwide citation)

An abuse-proofed, thermoformed dosage form containing, in addition to one or more active ingredients with abuse potential optionally together with physiologically acceptable auxiliary substances, at least one synthetic or natural polymer with a breaking strength of at least 500 N and to a process fo ...



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