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Michael P Whitman: Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device. Power Medical Interventions, Donald R Piper Jr, Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C, January 18, 2005: US06843403 (674 worldwide citation)

A stapling device for use as an attachment to an electromechanical device driver comprises an upper jaw and a lower jaw, the upper jaw having staple guides corresponding to one or more staples in a removable staple tray disposed within a lower jaw, whereby a wedge having a threaded bore travels upon ...


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William Vanbrooks Harrison, Todd K Whitehurst: Systems and methods for modulation of circulatory perfusion by electrical and/or drug stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, January 18, 2005: US06845267 (388 worldwide citation)

One or more implantable system control units (SCU) apply one or more stimulating drugs and/or electrical pulses to one or more predetermined areas affecting circulatory perfusion. The SCU preferably includes a programmable memory for storing data and/or control parameters, and preferably uses a powe ...


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Colin C O Goble: Electrosurgical system. Gyrus Medical, Oliff & Berridge, January 18, 2005: US06843789 (364 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system has an electrosurgical generator and a bipolar electrosurgical instrument, the generator being arranged to perform a treatment cycle in which radio frequency energy is delivered to the instrument as an amplitude-modulated radio frequency power signal in the form of a succes ...


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James R Allard: Method and system for remote control of mobile robot. IRobot Corporation, Gesmer Updegrove, January 18, 2005: US06845297 (266 worldwide citation)

A system for tele-operating a robot in an environment includes a user interface for controlling the tele-operation of the robot, an imaging device associated with the robot for providing image information representative of the environment around the robot, means for transmitting the image informatio ...


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Hassan A Serhan: Locking cap assembly for spinal fixation instrumentation. DePuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 18, 2005: US06843791 (249 worldwide citation)

A locking cap assembly for locking a spinal fixation element to a spinal fixation element receiving body includes an outer and inner locking element. The outer locking element has a proximal mating element, and a engagement element formed on the inner surface adjacent the distal end for engaging a s ...


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Demetri Giannopoulos, Qiong M Li, Nai Chi Lee: System, method and apparatus for contact-less battery charging with dynamic control. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Aaron Waxler, January 18, 2005: US06844702 (203 worldwide citation)

A system, method and apparatus for contact-less charging of battery operated devices, including a host charger with a power converter and resonant tank circuit and a portable device where the battery is located, with a battery charging control IC, wherein the method obviates the need for a voltage c ...


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Dwayne Nelson: Method and apparatus for monitoring or controlling a gaming machine based on gaming machine location. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, January 18, 2005: US06843725 (203 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for tracking and determining a location of a gaming machine or other item within a casino or hotel is disclosed. In one embodiment the method and apparatus utilizes a transmitter or emitter to provide a tracking signal that may be tracked by one or more receivers or detectors. ...


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Rodney Chin, Paul Mannheimer, Ross Flewelling: Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 18, 2005: US06845256 (199 worldwide citation)

A non-invasive optical sensor which uses the motion signal to calculate the physiological characteristic being measured. For pulse oximetry, a least squares or a ratio-of-ratios technique can be applied to the motion signal itself. This is made possible by selecting a site on the patient where varia ...


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Robert Sixto Jr, Juergen A Kortenbach, Kevin W Smith: Surgical clip applier having jaws adapted to guide and deform a clip. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 18, 2005: US06843794 (199 worldwide citation)

A flexible clip applier includes a flat wire wound tubular coil, a pair of jaws at the end of the coil, end effector wires extending through the coil and coupled to the jaws, and a clip-advancing wire extending through the coil. A clip chamber is defined in the distal end of the coil. A clip pusher ...


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David L Brock, Woojin Lee: Surgical instrument. endoVia Medical, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 18, 2005: US06843793 (188 worldwide citation)

A program of instructions for the processor which include: receiving an insertion length of a medical instrument inserted in a patient; and determining a distal end location of the instrument at a target site in the patient from the insertion length. The instrument typically has a straight proximal ...



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