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James Coleman, Christy Cummins, Chris Martin, Thomas Anthony, Sean Morris: Surgical staples and methods for stapling. Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 9, 2003: US06616686 (497 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple is provided having a base portion and a respective leg extending from each end of the base portion and terminating at a free end. The base portion is deformable to bring the free ends of the legs together to penetrate a liquid-carrying vessel at the site of a puncture and hold the ...


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Joseph James Salvo, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Janet Sue Bennett, Heather Ann Relyea, Thomas Anthony Morelli II: Inventory management system and method. General Electric Company, Toan P Vo, Noreen C Johnson, January 22, 2002: US06341271 (216 worldwide citation)

An inventory management system automatically monitors inventory amounts, provides information concerning inventory, and decides if an order for replacement inventory should be placed. The system includes a storage for inventory, an indicator for monitoring and reporting the level of current inventor ...


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Thomas Anthony Cripe, Daniel Stedman Connor, Phillip Kyle Vinson, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett St Laurent, Kenneth William Willman, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Robert Emerson Stidham, Jeffrey Scott Dupont: Mid-chain branched surfactants. The Procter & Gamble Company, Ian S Robinson, Kim William Zerby, February 1, 2000: US06020303 (184 worldwide citation)

Mid-chain branched surfactants derived from mid-chain branched primary alkyl hydrophobic groups and hydrophilic groups. The present invention also relates to mixtures of mid-chain branched surfactants useful in laundry and cleaning compositions, especially granular and liquid detergent compositions.


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Daniel J Friedman, Thomas Anthony Cofino, Trieu C Chieu: Active RF tag with wake-up circuit to prolong battery life. Intermac IP, O&apos Melveny & Myers, July 15, 2003: US06593845 (158 worldwide citation)

An active RF transponder is provided with a wake-up circuit that wakes the RF transponder from a sleep state upon detection of an RF interrogating signal. The active RF transponder includes a battery, an antenna adapted to receive RF signals from an interrogator, and electronic circuitry providing t ...


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Harley Kent Heinrich, Peter George Capek, Thomas Anthony Cofino, Daniel J Friedman, Kevin Patrick McAuliffe, Paul Jorge Sousa, Brian John Hugh Walsh: Radio frequency identification transponder with electronic circuit enabling/disabling capability. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, Ronald L Drumheller, February 23, 1999: US05874902 (154 worldwide citation)

An RF tag has an enable/disable circuit connected to a critical part of an electronic object/circuit, e.g. a computer mother board. The critical part of the circuit is any circuit component and/or connection that can enable and/or disable the electric circuit operation. Signals are sent to the tag t ...


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Richard Louis Arndt, Bruce Leroy Beukema, David F Craddock, Ronald Edward Fuhs, Thomas Anthony Gregg, Allan Samuel Meritt, Calvin Charles Paynton, Steven L Rogers, Donald William Schmidt, Bruce Marshall Walk: Apparatus, system and method for providing multiple logical channel adapters within a single physical channel adapter in a system area network. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Casimer K Salys, Theodore D Fay III, October 16, 2007: US07283473 (154 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system and method for providing multiple logical partitions in a system area network are provided Logical partitioning support is provided for host channel adapters which allows multiple operating systems to share the resources of a single physical host channel adapter (HCA). The appar ...


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Thomas Anthony Dye: Integrated video and memory controller with data processing and graphical processing capabilities. Interactive Silicon, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon, December 14, 1999: US06002411 (152 worldwide citation)

An integrated memory controller (IMC) which incorporates novel memory, graphics, and audio processing capabilities in a single logical unit. The IMC includes numerous significant advances which provide greatly increased performance over prior art systems. The integrated memory controller (IMC) inclu ...


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Thomas Anthony Cripe, Daniel Stedman Connor, Phillip Kyle Vinson, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett St Laurent, Kenneth William Willman, Jeffrey Scott Dupont: Mid-chain branched alkyl sulfate surfactants. The Procter & Gamble Company, I S Robinson, K W Zerby, J C Rasser, May 9, 2000: US06060443 (152 worldwide citation)

Mixtures of mid-chain branched primary alkyl sulfate surfactants useful in cleaning compositions, especially for lower water temperature applications, alone or formulated with other surfactants for the purpose of modifying the low temperature cleaning properties of the cleaning formulations. The pre ...


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Thomas Anthony Dye: Graphics accelerator with dual memory controllers. Cirrus Logic, Stanford & Bennett, September 2, 1997: US05664162 (146 worldwide citation)

A processor having two separate and relatively independent memory controllers to achieve a dual interface architecture. A first memory controller is coupled to the host interface for retrieving data and instructions and a second memory controller is coupled to an independent local bus for interfacin ...