Guoxiao Guo Guoxiao Guo
Guoxiao Guo, Jie Yu: Disk drive biasing sync pattern of an extended sync mark. Western Digital Technologies, December 31, 2013: US08619385 (94 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk including a plurality of sectors each comprising a sector sync mark pattern and sector data preceding and following the sector sync mark pattern, and a head actuated over the disk for generating a read signal. A data sequence is detected from the read sign ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Samuel S Adams, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Dimensionally constrained synthetic context objects database. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, December 31, 2013: US08620958 (16 worldwide citation)

A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product generate and utilize a dimensionally constrained hierarchical synthetic context-based object library for multiple synthetic context-based objects. A non-contextual data object is associated with a context object to define a synt ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Hiroaki Sato, Teck Gyu Kang, Belgacem Haba, Philip R Osborn, Wei Shun Wang, Ellis Chau, Ilyas Mohammed, Norihito Masuda, Kazuo Sakuma, Kiyoaki Hashimoto, Kurosawa Inetaro, Tomoyuki Kikuchi: Package-on-package assembly with wire bonds to encapsulation surface. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 31, 2013: US08618659 (15 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic assembly includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface remote from the first surface. A microelectronic element overlies the first surface and first electrically conductive elements are exposed at one of the first surface and the second surface. Some of the first ...

Ugochukwu Njoku
Anthony F Coneski, David Craddock, Charles W Gainey Jr, Beth A Glendening, Thomas A Gregg, Ugochukwu C Njoku: Discovery by operating system of information relating to adapter functions accessible to the operating system. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Campbell, Blanche E Schiller Esq, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C, December 31, 2013: US08621112 (1 worldwide citation)

A tiered discovery capability is employed to obtain attributes regarding adapters of an I/O configuration. The first tier obtains a list of the adapter functions accessible to an operating system; the second tier obtains attributes regarding a selected adapter function of the list of adapter functio ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Allocating research funding. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, December 31, 2013: US08620804

Allocation of research funding is based on changes to sizes of resource clusters. Each resource cluster is composed of a set of researchers devoted to a single aspect of a research field. A size change to a specific resource cluster indicates a change to a level of activities associated with a corre ...

Steven Jobs
Imran A Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Steven Jobs: Editing interface. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, December 31, 2013: US08619038 (3 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic device displays icons (e.g., graphical objects) in one or more regions of a user interface of a touch-sensitive display, and detects user input specifying an exchange of positions of icons in the user interface. In some aspects, the respective positions of two icons in a user i ...


Richard W Timm, Frederick E Shelton IV: Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 31, 2013: US08616431 (160 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of ...

Hongxing Yuan, Zhongyan Wang, Wentao Yan, Matthew R Gibbons, Michael V Morelli: Stress buffer for near-field transducer in energy assisted magnetic recording and methods for fabricating the same. Western Digital, December 31, 2013: US08619512 (119 worldwide citation)

An energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) head having a stress buffer for reducing the stress on a near-field transducer during thermal expansion and methods for fabricating the EAMR head are provided. The EAMR head includes a waveguide, a near-field transducer (NFT) configured to receive optical ...

Kameron K Jung, Jame Show Leiong Hii: Disk drive with dynamic head fly height back-off. Western Digital Technologies, December 31, 2013: US08619383 (101 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a first disk surface comprising multiple zones, each comprising multiple tracks, a first head actuated radially over the first disk surface to write data to and read data from the first disk surface, and control circuitry coupled to the head. The control circuitr ...

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