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James Timothy Sauerwein Jr: System operative to adaptively select an image sensor for decodable indicia reading. Hand Held Products, Heslin Rothenber Farley & Mesiti P C, October 22, 2013: US08561903 (255 worldwide citation)

A decodable indicia reading system can be provided for use in locating and decoding a bar code symbol represented within a frame of image data. The system can comprise a central processing unit (CPU), a memory communicatively coupled to the CPU, and two or more image sensors communicatively coupled ...


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Michael D Ingmanson, Sachin Shah, Joseph McNellis: Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge. Covidien, October 22, 2013: US08561873 (240 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus including a cartridge assembly defining a first tissue contacting surface, an anvil assembly defining a second tissue contacting surface, and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the first tissue contacting surface and the second tissue contacting s ...


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Shawn M Tanner, Yufeng Hu: Method and system for reducing thermal protrusion of an NFT. Western Digital, October 22, 2013: US08565049 (153 worldwide citation)

A method and system provide a near-field transducer (NFT) for an energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) transducer. The method and system include forming an NFT having a disk and a pin. A dielectric layer that substantially covers the NFT is deposited. A portion of the dielectric layer is removed ...


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Marianne Bigot Astruc, Denis Molin, Pierre Sillard: Broad-bandwidth multimode optical fiber having reduced bending losses. Draka Comteq, Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, October 22, 2013: US08565568 (145 worldwide citation)

A multimode optical fiber includes a central core, an inner cladding, a buried trench, and an outer cladding (e.g., an outer optical cladding). Typically, the optical fiber's central core is a glass-based central core having an alpha-index profile (i.e., a graded-index profile), an outer radius r1, ...


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Ashar Aziz, Wei Lung Lai, Jayaraman Manni: Malware containment on connection. FireEye, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 22, 2013: US08566946 (144 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for malware containment on connection are provided. Digital devices are quarantined for a predetermined period of time upon connection to the communication network. When a digital device is quarantined, all network data transmitted by the digital device is temporarily directed to ...


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Jinqiu Zhang, Ying Hong, Hai Sun, Hongping Yuan, Guanghong Luo, Xiaoyu Yang, Hongmei Han, Lingyun Miao: Method and system for providing a magnetic recording pole having a dual sidewall angle. Western Digital, October 22, 2013: US08563146 (141 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating a magnetic transducer having an air-bearing surface (ABS). An underlayer having a first and second regions and a bevel connecting these regions is provided. The first region is thicker and closer to the ABS than the second region. An intermediate layer conformal with the und ...


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Takahiro Totani, Masayuki Takagi, Toshiaki Miyao, Akira Komatsu, Takashi Takeda: Virtual image display device. Seiko Epson Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, October 22, 2013: US08564883 (113 worldwide citation)

Image light reflected by a third reflective surface of a light incidence portion is propagated while being totally reflected by first and second reflective surfaces of a light guiding portion, is reflected by a fourth reflective surface of a light emission portion, and is incident to observer's eye ...


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James David Busch: Systems and methods to determine the name of a business location visited by a user of a wireless device and process payments. Enhanced Geographic, James David Busch, October 22, 2013: US08566236 (112 worldwide citation)

In general, the invention relates to methods and systems that record the location of a user and facilitate transactions between the user and a physical named location (e.g. business location) visited by the user. A network includes a server programmed with a database of location information, a datab ...


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Mingji Lou, Xiuli Guo, Orhan Beker: Disk drive decreasing a settle delay based on speed that a settle parameter adapts. Western Digital Technologies, October 22, 2013: US08564899 (102 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk comprising a plurality of tracks, and control circuitry operable to seek the head to a target track and settle the head on the target track during a settle time, adapt a settle parameter used to settle the head on the target track, acc ...


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Maximillian P Burton, Matt Capozzi, Jamian R Cobbett, James Molyneux, Aaron B Weast: Athletic watch. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, October 22, 2013: US08562489 (100 worldwide citation)

A device for monitoring athletic performance of a user has a wristband configured to be worn by the user. An electronic module is removably attached to the wristband. The electronic module has a controller and a screen and a plurality of user inputs operably associated with the controller. The user ...