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Francis J Smith, Michael J Bultman, Robert W Cook, Richard C Looke, Charley D Moses Jr, Gregory S Rawlins, Michael W Rawlins, Robert T Short, David F Sorrells, Danny E Stoneking: Optical down-converter using universal frequency translation technology. ParkerVision, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, January 22, 2008: US07321735 (44 worldwide citation)


A method and system for converting an optical signal to electrical information signals, including demodulated baseband information signals and modulated baseband signals at multiple harmonics. In an embodiment, the optical information signal is amplitude modulated with information. The method conver ...


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Takayuki Tooyama, Atsushi Suzuki, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yukihiro Yasui, Yoshikazu Nitta: Analog-to-digital converter and semiconductor device. Sony Corporation, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, January 22, 2008: US07321329 (43 worldwide citation)


An electronic apparatus includes a CMOS image sensor and a signal processor operable to process an output signal from the CMOS image sensor. The CMOS image sensor includes the following elements: an imaging region; a reference signal generator operable to generate a reference signal; a comparator op ...


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Hiroshi Hosokawa, Kiyonori Tsuda, Satoshi Narumi, Ryuta Takeichi, Yuji Arai, Masanori Kawasumi, Kazuhiko Umemura, Hiroshi Ishii, Yutaka Fukuchi, Kazuki Suzuki, Yuusuke Noguchi, Kazuosa Kuma, Makoto Kikura: Developer container, developer supplying device, and image forming apparatus. Ricoh Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, January 22, 2008: US07321744 (43 worldwide citation)


A developer container has a main part accommodating a developer therein and is detachably attached to a main part of an image forming apparatus. The developer container comprises an outlet provided at a side of the developer container to discharge the developer from the developer container. An input ...


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Mark W Marosek: LED dimming control technique for increasing the maximum PWM dimming ratio and avoiding LED flicker. Linear Technology Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, January 22, 2008: US07321203 (42 worldwide citation)


Circuitry and methodology for providing LED dimming control in a LED driving system having a switching regulator for providing power supply to drive the LED. The switching regulator includes a switching circuit to which an oscillation signal is applied to control switching of the switching circuit. ...


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Van Hoa Lee: Method and apparatus to change the operating frequency of system core logic to maximize system memory bandwidth. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Diana R Gerhardt, Hope Shimabuku, January 22, 2008: US07321979 (42 worldwide citation)


A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for changing an operating frequency for a system core logic used to interface to memory in the multi-processor data processing system. A determination is made as to whether the operating frequency should be changed from a default frequency to another fr ...


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Fernando M Teixeira, Robert L Steward: LED package assembly with datum reference feature. Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, January 22, 2008: US07321161 (42 worldwide citation)


An LED package includes a datum reference feature that is external to the insulating body of the LED package and has a known, fixed relationship to the heat sink. The LED die is mounted to the heat sink such that the LED die has a fixed relationship to the heat sink. Accordingly, the reference datum ...


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Matthew Shulman, Matthew James Curland, Martin Cibulka, David Anthony Sobeski: Computer programming language statement building and information tool with non obstructing passive assist window. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, January 22, 2008: US07322023 (42 worldwide citation)


An intelligent real time tool to assist a computer programmer during the writing and/or maintenance of a computer program. The tool generates assist windows that contain program related information that the programmer can use to construct a programming language statement and/or to obtain real time i ...


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Kevin T Foley, John L White, Bradley T Estes, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Jeffrey D Moore: Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, January 22, 2008: US07320688 (41 worldwide citation)


This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. A cannula is inserted to create a working channel through the skin and tissue of a patient using a transforaminal approach to the disc space. A viewing element is used to ...


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Isadore Schoen, Michael Boberski: Secure instant messaging system using instant messaging group policy certificates. Entrust, Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz P C, January 22, 2008: US07321969 (41 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus for facilitating instant messaging utilizes a secure instant message group policy certificate issued by an instant messaging public key infrastructure policy certificate issuing unit. The secure instant messaging group policy certificate is received, such as through a local in ...


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Delton R Thompson Jr, Xiaohe Liu: Sound absorptive multilayer composite. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Kenneth B Wood, January 22, 2008: US07320739 (40 worldwide citation)


A sound absorptive multilayer composite having an air-impermeable barrier, an air-permeable reinforcing core having an airflow resistance of at least about 100 mks Rayls and a thickness at least about ⅓ the final composite thickness, an air-permeable open cell foam or fibrous pad having an airflow r ...



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