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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 (54 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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Samuel David Draper: System and method to generate electricity. General Electric Company, Cantor Colburn, February 12, 2013: US08371100 (53 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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Markus Buck, Tobias Wolff, Toby Christian Lawin Ore, Samuel Ngouoko Mboungueng, Gerhard Schmidt: Method for determining a noise reference signal for noise compensation and/or noise reduction. Nuance Communications, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, February 12, 2013: US08374358 (53 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for determining a noise reference signal for noise compensation and/or noise reduction. A first audio signal on a first signal path and a second audio signal on a second signal path are received. The first audio signal is filtered using a first adaptive filter to obta ...


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Jochen G Salfeld, Deborah J Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A Mankovich, Brian T McGuinness, Andrew J Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R J M Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J Wilton: Methods of treating disorders using human antibodies that bind human TNFα. Abbott Biotechnology, McCarter & English, Cristin H Cowles, February 12, 2013: US08372400 (52 worldwide citation)

Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor α (hTNFα) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNFα (e.g., Kd=10−8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNFα dissociation (e.g., Koff=10−3 sec−1 or less) and neutralize hTN ...


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Yu Tanaka: Parking assist system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion PLLC, February 12, 2013: US08374749 (52 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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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 (51 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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Hsien Wei Chen, Yu Wen Liu, Hao Yi Tsai: Structure for reducing integrated circuit corner peeling. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Haynes and Boone, February 12, 2013: US08373254 (51 worldwide citation)

A crack prevention structure that reduces integrated circuit corner peeling and reduces cracking is disclosed. The crack prevention structure comprises a semiconductor substrate; a first plurality of dielectric layers of a first material disposed over the semiconductor substrate; a second plurality ...


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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 (49 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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Chih Ling Chien, Hsiao Chuan Huang: Handheld electronic device and operating method thereof. HTC Corporation, Jianq Chyun IP Office, February 12, 2013: US08374595 (49 worldwide citation)

A handheld electronic device and an operating method thereof are provided, in which at least two sets of sound outputting modules and sound receiving modules are disposed in the handheld electronic device. The operating method detects an orientation of the handheld electronic device by a motion dete ...


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Jake Brenneise: Portable vaporizing device and method for inhalation and/or aromatherapy without combustion. Dale F Regelman, Quarles & Brady, February 12, 2013: US08371310 (48 worldwide citation)

A hand-held apparatus (100) to vaporize volatile compounds disposed in a solid source material is disclosed. The hand-held apparatus comprises a housing (105), a mouthpiece tube (118) removeably disposed within, and extending outwardly from, said housing, a heating element assembly (114) in communic ...