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Richard Dewitt Crisp, Wael Zohni, Belgacem Haba, Frank Lambrecht: Stub minimization using duplicate sets of signal terminals. Invensas Corporation, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 11, 2014: US08670261 (34 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic structure has active elements defining a storage array, and address inputs for receipt of address information specifying locations within the storage array. The structure has a first surface and can have terminals exposed at the first surface. The terminals may include first termin ...


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Ellen J Grusy, Matthew J Kalos, Kurt A Lovrien, Matthew Sanchez: Facilitation of simultaneous storage initialization and data destage. International Business Machines Corporation, Griffiths & Seaton PLLC, March 11, 2014: US08671253 (3 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments for storage initialization and data destage in a computing storage environment are provided. At least a portion of data on a storage device is initialized using a background process, while one of simultaneously and subsequently destaging the at least the portion of the data to th ...


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Lee Olson: Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress. Covidien, March 11, 2014: US08668129 (230 worldwide citation)

A surgical buttress includes a body portion and a band disposed on each of the distal and proximal ends thereof. The surgical buttress is configured to attach to an end effector of a surgical stapling apparatus. The body portion, having perforations disposed thereon, overlies the working surface of ...


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Timothy Good: Bar code reader terminal and methods for operating the same having misread detection apparatus. Metrologic Instruments, Addition Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, March 11, 2014: US08668149 (209 worldwide citation)

Misreads in decodable indicia by terminals such as bar code scanners (e.g., laser, image sensors) can occur. Solutions can include increasing redundancy or screening out erroneous data. Embodiments of screening error reduction circuits, terminals, and/or methods for processing decodable indicia data ...


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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 11, 2014: US08668130 (187 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple having at least one projection formed thereon. In various embodiments, the projection is formed on a crown of the surgical staple. In one various embodiment, the projection surrounds, or is positioned adjacent to, at least one deformable member of the surgical staple. In one embodi ...


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Kengo Akimoto, Tatsuya Honda, Norihito Sone: Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Husch Blackwell, March 11, 2014: US08669550 (167 worldwide citation)

An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate ...


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Yufeng Hu, Ruolin Li, Ut Tran: Method and system for optically coupling a laser with a transducer in an energy assisted magnetic recording disk drive. Western Digital, March 11, 2014: US08670295 (149 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing an energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) transducer coupled with a laser. The EAMR transducer has an air-bearing surface (ABS) configured to reside in proximity to a media during use. The EAMR transducer includes a write pole, at least one coil, a waveguide and ...


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Zhong Shi, Shing Lee, Hongxing Yuan, Sergei Sochava, Ronald L Allen, Yunfei Li, Michael Morelli: Systems and methods for increasing media absorption efficiency using interferometric waveguides. Western Digital, March 11, 2014: US08670294 (148 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for increasing media absorption efficiency using interferometric waveguides in information storage devices are described. One such system for an interferometric waveguide assembly includes a light source, a first waveguide arm and a second waveguide arm, a splitter configured to ...


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Wanxue Zeng, Weimin Si, Ying Hong, Zhigang Bai: Methods for tunable plating seed step coverage. Western Digital, March 11, 2014: US08670213 (143 worldwide citation)

A writer main pole for a perpendicular magnetic recording system is provided. The writer pole has a tunable bottom gap to side gap ratio, and may be formed using deposition of a first seed layer through an ion beam deposition process, deposition of a second seed layer through a physical vapor deposi ...


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Ming Sun, Jose A Medina, Keith Y Sasaki, Ming Jiang: Method and system for providing high magnetic flux saturation CoFe films. Western Digital, March 11, 2014: US08670211 (143 worldwide citation)

A method and system plates CoFeX, where X is an insertion metal. The method and system include providing a plating solution including hydroxymethyl-p-tolylsulfone (HPT). The plating solution being configured to provide a CoFeX film having a high saturation magnetic flux density of greater than 2.3 T ...