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Benjamin N Eldridge, Gary W Grube, Igor Y Khandros, Gaetan L Mathieu: Probe card assembly and kit, and methods of making same. FormFactor, Kirton McConkie, February 12, 2013: US08373428 (49 worldwide citation)

A probe card assembly includes a probe card, a space transformer having resilient contact structures (probe elements) mounted directly to (i.e., without the need for additional connecting wires or the like) and extending from terminals on a surface thereof, and an interposer disposed between the spa ...


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Steve Chapel, William Pachoud: Smart electrical outlets and associated networks. Zonit Structured Solutions, Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, Kent A Fischmann, February 12, 2013: US08374729 (48 worldwide citation)

A control system (300) allows recognized standard premise electrical outlets, for example NEMA, CEE and BS, among others to be remotely monitored and/or controlled, for example, to intelligently execute blackouts or brownouts or to otherwise remotely control electrical devices. The system (300) incl ...


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Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kidoh, Masaru Kito, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Hideaki Aochi: Non-volatile semiconductor storage device and method of manufacturing the same. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt L, February 12, 2013: US08372720 (47 worldwide citation)

A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical d ...


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Yu Tanaka: Parking assist system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion PLLC, February 12, 2013: US08374749 (47 worldwide citation)

The parking assist system assists the maneuvering for moving a vehicle to a reverse start position, then moving it in reverse from the reverse start position to a predetermined parking position in a manner as follows. A parking target setting section sets a parking target position corresponding to t ...


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Jonathan A Barney, Denise Chapman Weston: Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming. Creative Kingdoms, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 12, 2013: US08373659 (44 worldwide citation)

A wireless input device for playing an interactive motion-sensitive game using a wireless-compatible game console in which a virtual play environment is represented through one or more computer-animated visual, aural or tactile effects is provided wherein game play is conducted by moving, shaking, t ...


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Brian J Chemel, Colin Piepgras, Steve T Kondo, Scott D Johnston: Methods, systems, and apparatus for commissioning an LED lighting fixture with remote reporting. Digital Lumens Incorporated, Foley & Lardner, February 12, 2013: US08373362 (44 worldwide citation)

In embodiments of the present invention, a method and system is provided for designing improved intelligent, LED-based lighting systems. The LED based lighting systems may include fixtures with one or more of rotatable LED light bars, integrated sensors, onboard intelligence to receive signals from ...


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George Albert Goller, Paul Stephen Dimascio, Rebecca Evelyn Hefner: System for protecting gasifier surfaces from corrosion. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder P C, February 12, 2013: US08372251 (43 worldwide citation)

According to various embodiments, a system includes a gasifier that includes a shell made of a first material exposed to a gasification region inside the gasifier and a patterned anode layer coupled to the shell inside the gasifier. The patterned anode layer is made of a second material, and the pat ...


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Samuel David Draper: System and method to generate electricity. General Electric Company, Cantor Colburn, February 12, 2013: US08371100 (42 worldwide citation)

A split heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) arrangement including a first HRSG coupled to a turbine and thereby receptive of a portion of the exhaust gases to deliver the portion of the exhaust gases to a compressor, a second HRSG coupled to the turbine and thereby receptive of a remaining portion ...


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Matthew J Kotler, Ned B Friend, Erez Kikin Gil, Charles W Park, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Igor Zaika: Context-based task generation. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould, February 12, 2013: US08375320 (41 worldwide citation)

A triggering mechanism for generating task reminders based on contextual information associated with the tasks is provided. Contextual information may be extracted from a variety of sources and may be related to one or more tasks. Based on the contextual information, task reminders may be generated ...


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David Dice, Nir N Shavit, Virendra J Marathe: Fast and efficient reacquisition of locks for transactional memory systems. Oracle America, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, February 12, 2013: US08375175 (41 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for fast lock acquisition and release in a lock-based software transactional memory system. The method includes determining that a group of shared memory areas are likely to be accessed together in one or more atomic memory transactions executed by one or more thread ...



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