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Mark Ritchart, Mike Mariant, Ivan Sepetka, Erik Engelson: Vaso-occlusion coil and method. Target Therapeutics, Irell & Manella, February 19, 1991: US04994069 (898 worldwide citation)

A flexible, preferably coiled wire for use in small-vessel vaso-occlusion. The wire has a stretched, linear condition in which it can be advanced through a catheter lumen to a selected vessel, and a relaxed, convoluted condition produced by a combination of a helical winding of the wire, and irregul ...


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Douglas L Whiting, Tom Dilatush: System for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network. Stac, Irell & Manella, July 7, 1998: US05778395 (864 worldwide citation)

A system for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network to a common random-access backup storage means. As part of the backup process, duplicate files (or portions of files) may be identified across nodes, so that only a single copy of the contents of the duplicate fi ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin Uecker, Keith Laby, Jeff Wilson, Charles Jordan, James Wright, Modjtaba Ghodoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, August 20, 2002: US06436107 (649 worldwide citation)

A surgical system that may include a remotely controlled surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may be coupled to a tool driver that can spin and actuate the instrument. The instrument may include an actuator rod that is coupled to an end effector and detachably connected to a push rod. The pu ...


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Charles H Clanton III, Emilie Young, Joseph M Palrang, Marcel D Janssens: Graphical user interface for interactive television with an animated agent. Sun Microsystems, Irell & Manella, June 4, 1996: US05524195 (527 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for displaying and selecting video programs, such as video on demand, includes a video on demand server coupled to a communication medium. A plurality of settop box receivers are coupled to the communication medium for receiving digitized programming in the form of movies ...


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Ashar Aziz: Method and apparatus for key-management scheme for use with internet protocols at site firewalls. Sun Microsystems, Irell & Manella, May 16, 1995: US05416842 (461 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a first data processing device (node I) coupled to a first private network and to a firewall server (FWA). Firewall server FWA is in turn coupled to a public network, such as the Internet. A second data processing device (node J) is coupled to a second private network ...


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William J McKenna, Kenneth W Silvers, Rand B Nickerson, Russell J Welsh, Harold R Walker, Joseph A Cullity, Bohdan Stryzak: Television and market research data collection system and method. Control Data Corporation, Irell & Manella, March 28, 1989: US04816904 (378 worldwide citation)

A data gathering system includes a plurality of remote units which are controlled from a central location. Each of the remote units is attached to a television receiver which is generally but not necessarily attached to a cable system. Each of the remote units can function to determine which of seve ...


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Erik T Engelson: Catheter for guide-wire tracking. Target Therapeutics, Ciotti & Murashige Irell & Manella, April 26, 1988: US04739768 (377 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use with a guide wire which can be guided from an external body access site to an internal tissue, and into the tissue along a tortuous path of at least about 5 cm through vessels of less than about 3 mm lumen inner diameter. The catheter includes a relatively stiff proximal segment d ...


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Masayuki Katagiri, Masanori Watanabe, Kazutaka Uda, Masaya Hijikigawa, Shuhei Tsuchimoto, Yasuhiko Inami: Variable interferometric device and a process for the production of the same. 501 Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Irell & Manella, August 22, 1989: US04859060 (372 worldwide citation)

A variable interferometric device comprising a Fabry-Perot interferometer composed of a pair of reflecting substances facing each other with a space therebetween formed by spacers and a means for deforming at least one of the reflecting substances constituting said Fabry-Perot interferometer to ther ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff D Wilson, Modjtaba Ghoudoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, October 10, 2006: US07118582 (367 worldwide citation)

A medical system which has a robotic arm that can move a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument is coupled to a tool driver of the arm that allows for a quick connect and disconnect of the instrument. The system does not require any tools to attach the surgical instrument to the tool driver. T ...


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Frank Nemirofsky, John C Morris: Interactive smart card system for integrating the provision of remote and local services. SmartTV Co, Irell & Manella, March 9, 1999: US05880769 (365 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes methods and apparatus for increasing the efficiency of remote service transactions. According to the present invention, a smart card includes optics for receiving information from a television channel and a modem for providing real-time two way communication with a rem ...



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