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Garrison Gomez, Thomas A Siegler, Robert M Soule III, Nick Daddabbo, David Sperduti: System and method to store and retrieve identifier associated information content. Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, December 24, 2013: US08615487 (259 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, information content files, such as text files, image files, XML files and the like, that provide information related to an identifier bearing item, such as a consumer item with a barcode, are stored on a data storage device such as network server. Identifier data entries, such as ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Paul Guerra, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Bradley E White: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 24, 2013: US08613383 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling assembly is configured to be used to form a tissue seal having an arcuate portion. The surgical stapling assembly comprises an end-effector extending from the distal end of the shaft. The end-effector comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion comprises a f ...


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Liubo Hong, Honglin Zhu: Magnetoresistive device with a hard bias capping layer. Western Digital, December 24, 2013: US08614864 (140 worldwide citation)

A magnetoresistive device is provided. The device includes at least one magnetoresistive element having at least one side, at least one hard bias layer in proximity to the at least one side of the at least one magnetic element, and a hard bias capping structure on the at least one hard bias layer. T ...


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Michael A Leabman: System and methods for antenna optimization for wireless broadband communication. TruePath Holdings, Kang S Lim, December 24, 2013: US08614643 (135 worldwide citation)

A system and method for antenna optimization for wireless broadband communication is provided. Such an enhanced antenna array includes higher-gain antenna and lower-gain antenna. The beamforming antenna, both higher-gain and lower-gain, are designed to be able to transmit to and receive from another ...


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Robert L Horn: System and method for maintaining a data redundancy scheme in a solid state memory in the event of a power loss. Western Digital Technologies, December 24, 2013: US08615681 (126 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for reducing an amount of backup power needed to provide power fail safe preservation of a data redundancy scheme such as RAID that is implemented in solid state storage devices where new write data is accumulated and written along wit ...


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Ning Hsing Lu: System and method for allocating jamming energy based on three-dimensional geolocation of emitters. Exelis, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, December 24, 2013: US08615190 (117 worldwide citation)

According to an embodiment of the present invention jamming energy is allocated to a plurality of emitters based on a three-dimensional (3-D) emitter geolocation technique that determines the geolocation of radio frequency (RF) emitters based on energy or received signal strength (RSS) and/or time d ...


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Michael Knowles, David Tapuska, Tatiana Kalougina: Method for training a server for content delivery based on communication of state information from a mobile device browser. Blackberry, Perry Currier, December 24, 2013: US08615549 (92 worldwide citation)

A method for training a server for content delivery based on communication of state information from a mobile device browser, the method comprising providing a control channel between the server and mobile device browser, transmitting over the control channel a plurality of request messages from the ...


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Hari Natarajan, Eskinder Sahle, Charles Helfinstine, Chris Oskuie: Duplicating network traffic through transparent VLAN flooding. Foundry Networks, December 24, 2013: US08615008 (83 worldwide citation)

An approach to duplicating network traffic is described. In one approach, a method of creating multiple copies of network traffic is detailed. The method involves receiving network traffic, producing a duplicate copy of the network traffic, and forwarding the duplicate copy to a monitoring port. The ...


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Christoper A Whitman, Rajesh Manohar Dighde: Sensing user input at display area edge. Microsoft Corporation, Wolfe SBMC, December 24, 2013: US08614666 (69 worldwide citation)

One or more sensors are disposed to sense user inputs in an active display area as well as user inputs in an extended area that is outside of the active display area. Data for user inputs, such as gestures, may include data from user inputs sensed in both the active display area and outside of the a ...