Stephen J Laski: Robotic wash cell using recycled pure water. ABB, Paul R Katterle, January 22, 2008: US07321807 (81 worldwide citation)

A robotic wash cell is provided and includes a six-axis robotic arm and end effector equipped with nozzles that spray unheated, solvent free, pure water at high-pressure to clean or debur objects by maintaining the nozzles in close proximity and substantially normal to each surface being cleaned or ...

Randall T Lashinski, Gordon B Bishop: Nonstented temporary valve for cardiovascular therapy. Direct Flow Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 22, 2008: US07320704 (77 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a patient utilizes a temporary valve. In one embodiment, an inflatable structure of a temporary valve is inflated at a cardiovascular site in fluid communication with a native valve. At least a portion of the native valve is removed translumenally. A prosthetic valve is deployed ...

Gordon John Hines, Mario G Tapia, Will Cousins: Area watcher for wireless network. TeleCommunication Systems, William H Bollman, January 22, 2008: US07321773 (77 worldwide citation)

Dynamic and current information is provided regarding a wireless device's entry into or exit from a geographically defined “watched” area. An area watcher application monitors preconfigured wireless devices entry/exit into preconfigured watched areas. The watched areas may watch for any/all subscrib ...

Eric Brosius, Eran Egozy: Game controller simulating a musical instrument. Harmonix Music Systems, Choate Hall & Stewart, January 22, 2008: US07320643 (76 worldwide citation)

A simulated musical instrument may be used to alter the audio of a video game, the video aspects of video game, or both. Use of a controlled simulating a musical instrument allows a rhythm-action game can be enjoyed in a manner closer to a realistic state of playing an instrument.

Jian Chen, Raul Adrian Cernea, Gertjan Hemink: Compensating for coupling in non-volatile storage. Sandisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, January 22, 2008: US07321509 (74 worldwide citation)

Shifts in the apparent charge stored on a floating gate (or other charge storing element) of a non-volatile memory cell can occur because of the coupling of an electric field based on the charge stored in adjacent floating gates (or other adjacent charge storing elements). The problem occurs most pr ...

James J Fallon: System and methods for accelerated data storage and retrieval. Realtime Data, Ropes & Gray, January 22, 2008: US07321937 (73 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing accelerated data storage and retrieval utilizing lossless data compression and decompression. A data storage accelerator includes one or a plurality of high speed data compression encoders that are configured to simultaneously or sequentially losslessly compress dat ...

Sang min Yoon, Seok cheol Kee: System and method for detecting face. Samsung Electronics, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, January 22, 2008: US07321670 (72 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system and method for detecting a face that is capable of quickly and correctly deciding whether an input facial image is occluded, regardless of any type of facial image to be inputted. The present invention is characterized in that eigenvectors and weights are ex ...

Akimitsu Ebihara: Exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method. Nikon Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, January 22, 2008: US07321419 (70 worldwide citation)

A hydrostatic bearing is provided opposite to a wafer on a table. The hydrostatic bearing maintains the distance between the bearing surface and the wafer in the direction of the optical axis of a projection optical system at a predetermined value.

Theodore M Bender, Zachary Warder Gabaldon, Matthew B Newell, Bernard A Hausen, Brian R DuBois, Bryan D Knodel: Tissue closure system. Cardica, Brian A Schar, January 22, 2008: US07320692 (68 worldwide citation)

A method for closing an opening in tissue, such as an opening in heart tissue, may include moving a housing to a location in proximity to the opening, registering the housing to the opening, and deploying a staple from the housing into tissue in proximity to the opening. The opening in heart tissue ...

Assaf Govari: Detection of metal disturbance in a magnetic tracking system. Biosense Webster, Louis J Capezzuto, January 22, 2008: US07321228 (65 worldwide citation)

A method for tracking an object includes producing energy fields at a plurality of different frequencies in a vicinity of the object, and receiving signals that are generated at a location of the object at the different frequencies in response to the energy fields. Multiple computations are made of ...

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