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Dana A Gronbeck, Suzanne Coley, Chi Q Truong, Ashish Pandya: Reduction of inorganic contaminants in polymers and photoresist compositions comprising same. Shipley Company L L C, Peter F Corless, Darryl P Frickey, Edwards & Angell, August 10, 2004: US06773872 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides polymers which are substantially or completely free of inorganic contaminants and the use of such polymers as a resin component for photoresist compositions, particularly chemically-amplified positive-acting resists. Polymers of the invention also are suitable for use ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Jesse Kuhns: Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 10, 2004: US06773438 (492 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention there is provided a surgical fastening instrument. The instrument includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft contains a plurality of surgical fasteners therein. The instrument also has a mechanism for first distally deploying a penetra ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck, Bruno Strul: Surgical system for applying ultrasonic energy to tissue. SURGRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 10, 2004: US06773409 (474 worldwide citation)

A surgical system for controlled application of ultrasound energy to engaged tissue volumes for creating effective biological welds or seals in tissue. The invention provides an ultrasound transmission assembly including piezoelectric elements coupled to an elongate waveguide that is reciprocatable ...


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Michael D Ellis, G Victor Treyz: Personal television channel system. United Video Properties, Laura A Sheridan, Fish & Neave, August 10, 2004: US06774926 (427 worldwide citation)

A system is provided in which contributors such as individuals in the home may create personal television channel programming. Personal television programs may be distributed to multiple viewers over a communications network such as the Internet. Personal television program schedule information may ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration. ndo Surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, August 10, 2004: US06773441 (406 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for reconfiguring a tissue within a hollow body organ using an entirely endoscopic approach in order to effectively reduce flow of fluid contents into a second hollow body organ in fluid communication with the first.


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Jamy Gannoe, Gary Weller, Craig Gerbi, Douglas S Sutton, Gilbert Mata Jr, J Stephen Scott: Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation. Satiety, Morrison & Foerster, August 10, 2004: US06773440 (359 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds from the anterior and posterior portions of a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing w ...


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Fen Chung Kung, Anish Sankalia, Hopeton Walker, Spencer Wang: Method for billing IP broadband subscribers. AT&T, August 10, 2004: US06775267 (320 worldwide citation)

A method of billing a variable bit rate communication between a first terminal and a distant terminal to a broadband subscriber permits changing billing parameters during a call in real time in response to user inputs including user requested changes in quality of service, changes in data rate and c ...


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Oz Gabai, Jacob Gabai, Nimrod Sanlerman, Nathan Weiss: Methods and apparatus for integration of interactive toys with interactive television and cellular communication systems. Creator, Abelman Frayne & Schwab, August 10, 2004: US06773344 (314 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for integrating interactive toys with interactive television and cellular communication systems are described. Interactive toys have real time conversations with users, preferably employing speech recognition. Interactive toys are preferably connected to at least one interactiv ...


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Mark E Lewis, Geoffrey R Chambers, Marshall D Deweese, William H Ames: Multichemistry measuring device and test strips. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, August 10, 2004: US06773671 (279 worldwide citation)

A multichemistry measuring device and diagnostic test strips which, in combination with the multichemistry measuring device, provide a multichemistry testing system are disclosed. The test strips are for chemical analysis of a sample, and are adapted for use in combination with a measuring device ha ...



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