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Guoxiao Guo Guoxiao Guo
Michael Chang, Guoxiao Guo, Jie Yu: Disk drive adjusting estimated servo state to compensate for transient when crossing a servo zone boundary. Western Digital Technologies, March 31, 2015: US08995075 (1 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk comprising a plurality of servo sectors defining a plurality of servo tracks. The servo tracks form a plurality of servo zones, where a servo data rate of servo sectors in a first servo zone is different than a servo data rate of servo sectors in a second ...


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Kevin Rodzinak
Vadim Y Dudkin, Mark E Fraley, Kenneth L Arrington, Mark E Layton, Alexander J Reif, Kevin J Rodzinak, Joseph E Pero: Positive allosteric modulators of MGLUR2. Merck Sharp & Dohme, Keith D MacMillan, John C Todaro, March 31, 2015: US08993779 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to benzimidazolone derivatives which are positive allosteric modulators of the mGluR2 receptor, useful in the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders associated with glutamate dysfunction and diseases in which the mGluR2 receptor is involve ...


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Bahman Qawami
Po Yuan, Javier Canis Robles, Mei Yan, Fabrice Jogand Coulomb, Ahmet Altay, Bahman Qawami, Patricia Dwyer, Robert Chin Tse Chang, Oktay Rasizade, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Method and system for creating and accessing a secure storage area in a non-volatile memory card. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Gilson & Lione, March 31, 2015: US08997214

In order to create and access a secure storage account in a non-volatile memory device, an account identification value is calculated. A memory identification value is read from a first non-volatile memory device. The memory identification value and the account identification value are transmitted t ...


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Scott R Hopper, Sander Lam: Snap-on module for selectively installing receiving element(s) to a mobile device. Intermec IP, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, March 31, 2015: US08991704 (183 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for selectively attaching sensor(s) or antenna(s) to a mobile device at a convenient location are provided. The mobile device includes a body and a processing unit housed within the body for running an application, where the body includes a forward end and a rearward end that ...


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Brett A Davis, Terry Jendon, Michael W Holladay, Alison E Veazey: Vehicle mount computer with configurable ignition switch behavior. EMS Technologies, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, March 31, 2015: US08996194 (182 worldwide citation)

A vehicle mount computer having a configurable behavior controlled by a vehicle's ignition switch. A user can configure the computer to perform an action, switch modes, or execute a software application in response to the ignition switch being pressed or the position of the ignition switch being adj ...


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Paul M Funyak, Norman J Connors, Paul E Kolonay, Matthew Aaron Nichols: Transforming components of a web page to voice prompts. Vocollect, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, March 31, 2015: US08996384 (180 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention address the deficiencies of the prior art by providing a method, apparatus, and program product to of converting components of a web page to voice prompts for a user. In some embodiments, the method comprises selectively determining at least one HTML component from a plu ...


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James T Spivey, Mark S Ortiz, Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 31, 2015: US08992422 (178 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the ...


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Kyle P Moore, Frederick E Shelton IV, William B Weisenburgh II, Jerome R Morgan, Mark H Ransick, Eugene L Timperman: Detachable motor powered surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 31, 2015: US08991677 (145 worldwide citation)

A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions o ...


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Seth Frader Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy: System and method for home energy monitor and control. EnergyHub, Amin Turocy & Watson, March 31, 2015: US08996188 (142 worldwide citation)

The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the p ...


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Christopher J Hess, William B Weisenburgh II: Surgical staple having a slidable crown. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 31, 2015: US08991676 (140 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple including a deformable member and a crown, where the deformable member can slide relative to the crown. In at least one embodiment, a staple cartridge can include a cavity and a deck, where the cavity can be configured to receive at least a portion of the deformable member and the ...