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Ravi Laxman
John N Gregg, Scott L Battle, Jeffrey I Banton, Donn K Naito, Ravi K Laxman: Method and apparatus to help promote contact of gas with vaporized material. Advanced Technology Materials, Hultquist PLLC, Steven J Hultquist, Maggie Chappuis, May 21, 2013: US08444120 (68 worldwide citation)

Vaporizable material is supported within a vessel to promote contact of an introduced gas with the vaporizable material, and produce a product gas including vaporized material. A heating element supplies heat to a wall of the vessel to heat vaporizable material disposed therein. The vessel may compr ...


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James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Hand-held user-aware security device. International Business Machines Corporation, Weitzman Law Offices, May 21, 2013: US08447273 (45 worldwide citation)

A device and method is described that can be used to provide for various levels of security authentication of a user based upon stored rules applied to results of a combination of biometric and other sensor-derived information.


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Bahman Qawami
Fabrice Jogand Coulomb, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Shargi, Carlos J Gonzalez: Portable mass storage device with virtual machine activation. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 21, 2013: US08447889 (1 worldwide citation)

A portable mass storage device is used to store large files such as digital pictures, movies and music. The mass storage device has firmware with security mechanisms that limit access to read write operations to ensure reliable operation of the device to prevent unwanted copying or storing of secure ...


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Tarran Jones
LAROSA GREGORY J, HORVATH CHRISTOPHER, NEWMAN WALTER, JONES S TARRAN, O BRIEN SIOBHAN, O KEEFE THERESA: ANTICORPS HUMANISES ANTI-CCR2 ET PROCEDES DUTILISATION DE CES ANTICORPS, HUMANIZED ANTI-CCR2 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR. MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, May 21, 2013: CA2399080

The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor (2) (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the inte ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 21, 2013: US08444036 (225 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position. A cartridge containing a pl ...


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Chris Weider, Richard Kennewick, Mike Kennewick, Philippe Di Cristo, Robert A Kennewick, Samuel Menaker, Lynn Elise Armstrong: Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions. VoiceBox Technologies, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, May 21, 2013: US08447607 (176 worldwide citation)

A mobile system is provided that includes speech-based and non-speech-based interfaces for telematics applications. The mobile system identifies and uses context, prior information, domain knowledge, and user specific profile data to achieve a natural environment for users that submit requests and/o ...


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Frank Viola, Eric Taylor: Self-steering endoscopic device. Covidien, May 21, 2013: US08444549 (170 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic device including mechanisms to facilitate insertion of the device is disclosed. The device includes a sensing assembly configured for determining the position of the distal end of the device relative to a lumen. The device may further including a steering mechanism configured to direct ...


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Changqing Shi, Ming Jiang, Lijie Guan: Method for utilizing an electronic lapping guide for a beveled pole in a magnetic recording transducer. Western Digital, May 21, 2013: US08443510 (147 worldwide citation)

A method for providing at least one transducer including magnetic structure and having an air-bearing surface (ABS) are described. The method includes providing a lapping electronic lapping guide (lapping ELG) and a targeting ELG. The lapping ELG and targeting ELG each are coplanar with the desired ...


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Lijie Guan, Changqing Shi, Ming Jiang, Yun Fei Li, Ying Hong: Method and system for providing a perpendicular magnetic recording pole with a multi-layer side gap. Westen Digital, May 21, 2013: US08444866 (144 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating a magnetic transducer having a nonmagnetic intermediate layer is described. A trench is provided in the intermediate layer. The trench has a profile and location corresponding to a pole. A first nonmagnetic gap layer is provided. At least part of the first nonmagnetic gap la ...


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Hatem Zeine: Wireless power transmission system. Omnilectric, Volpe and Koenig P C, May 21, 2013: US08446248 (140 worldwide citation)

The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused onto a device to be charged by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Re ...