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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Generating cohorts based on attributes of objects identified using video input. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, April 9, 2013: US08417035 (12 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating video based cohorts. Digital video data is processed to identify a set of size and shape based attributes associated with the set of objects. The digital video data comprises metadata describing the set of objects. ...


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Sagy Pundak Mintz
Sagy Pundak Mintz, Patricia A Messina, Thomas R Zagara: Managing hedge orders for synthetic spread trading. Trading Technologies International, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 9, 2013: US08417621 (2 worldwide citation)

Hedge legs for synthetic spread trading strategies are managed as attached or detached from a synthetic spread order. A legged hedge order may be changed, adjusted, deleted, cancelled or otherwise managed according to changes, adjustments, deletions ad/or cancellations of the synthetic spread order ...


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Bahman Qawami
Robert Chin Tse Chang, Henry Ricardo Hutton, Farshid Sabet Sharghi, Haluk Kent Tanik, Ron Barzilai, Meytal Soffer, Mei Yan, Patricia Dwyer, Po Yuan, Bahman Qawami: Media card command pass through methods. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 9, 2013: US08417866

Methods for transmitting application specific or extended commands between a host and a memory card are disclosed. Commands for an extended card protocol are embedded in messages, along with a marker, in the data or command portion of a base card transmission protocol that is used to communicate bet ...


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Isaiah Oladeji
Isaiah O Oladeji: Zinc oxide film and method for making. Sisom Thin Films, Robert J Lauf, April 9, 2013: US08414971

A method for depositing a solid film of ZnO onto a substrate from a reagent solution includes a reservoir of reagent solution maintained at a sufficiently low temperature to inhibit homogeneous reactions within the reagent solution. The reagent solution contains a source of Zn, a source of O, and mu ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R Kraemer: Use of constraint-based linear programming to optimize hardware system usage. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, April 9, 2013: US08418184

A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product optimizes systems usage. A work request is decomposed into units of work. A processor selectively sends each unit of work from the work request to either a first system or a second system for execution, depending on a work constr ...


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Chris Blackburn
Rory L Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Terry D Warkentin: Gaming terminal network with a message director. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 9, 2013: US08414397 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in a gaming network for transmitting event messages from gaming terminals to a central server and, consequently, routing each event message to an appropriate application. The system may include multiple gaming function specific servers with multiple applications on each server ...


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Danyel, Ernie Aranyi, Richard Simpson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, April 9, 2013: US08413871 (246 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is provided including a cartridge assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; an anvil assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly and the tissue ...


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Chad P Boudreaux, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott: Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 9, 2013: US08414577 (216 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a first portion encapsulated by a membrane and a second portion comprising a surgical instrument body and a cavity in the surgical instrument body. The cavity is configured to receive the first portion. The second portion comprises a first region comprising an opening ...


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Nihir Patel: Surgical fastening apparatus. Covidien, April 9, 2013: US08413872 (177 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening apparatus having a fastener retaining frame including a first annular portion having a plurality of retainers circumferentially disposed thereon and a second annular portion having a plurality of circumferentially arranged perforations. The fastener retaining frame is detachably ...


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Alessandro Pastorelli, Michael A Murray, William Bruce Weisenburgh II, Federico Bilotti, Laszlo Csiky, Todd Phillip Omaits: Surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 9, 2013: US08413870 (177 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument (1) comprises a staple fastening assembly (4) in the distal region of said instrument, the staple fastening assembly (4) including a cartridge device (8) which comprises at least one closed row (17, 18) of staples and defines a wavy distal end surface (14), and an anvi ...



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