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Randy Ekl
Ron Rotstein, Randy L Ekl: Method for dynamic frequency selection. Motorola, Terri S Hughes, Indira Saladi, July 5, 2005: US06914876 (11 worldwide citation)

A communication band is divided into a plurality of allocation channels (202, 204, 206, 208). At least one allocation channel (204) is transferred to a transform domain. The behavior of the at least one allocation channel is monitored in the transform domain in order to derive a set of statistics. T ...


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John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson: Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, July 5, 2005: US06913608 (410 worldwide citation)

A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication band itself. More particularly, each plication band enters the tissue at two or more points which are spa ...


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Csaba Truckai, Rodney Perkins, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical working end and method for obtaining tissue samples for biopsy. SurgRx, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, July 5, 2005: US06913579 (381 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical working end and method for obtaining a tissue sample for biopsy purposes, for example, from a patient's lung or a liver. The working end provides curved jaw members that are positioned on opposing sides of the targeted anatomic structure. The working end carries a slidable extensi ...


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Knut M Schwarz, Marc O Schurr, Gerhard F Buesz: Surgical instrument for minimally invasive surgical interventions. Tuebingen Scientific Surgical Products oHG, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, July 5, 2005: US06913613 (314 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for minimally invasive surgery includes a hollow shank with an actuating device arranged at the one end thereof and a bendable instrument tip arranged at the other end. The instrument tip is bendable toward the shank and carries a mouth part. The surgical instrument also includ ...


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Thomas D Petite: System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices. StatSignal IPC, Troutman Sanders, Ryan A Schneider, James Hunt Yancey Jr, July 5, 2005: US06914893 (309 worldwide citation)

The present system is directed to a computerized system for monitoring and controlling remote devices by transmitting data between the remote systems and a gateway interface via a packet message protocol system. The system comprises one or more remote sensors to be read and possibly one or more actu ...


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Paulo S Tubel: Method and system for monitoring smart structures utilizing distributed optical sensors. Duane Morris, July 5, 2005: US06913079 (297 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system and method for monitoring a predetermined set of physical characteristics associated with a structure using the monitoring system. The system is distributed in the structure and comprises a distributed optical sensing device (30), further comprising a fiber optic cable (20, 22); ...


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Stephen Ainsworth, Jianhua Yang: Self-closing surgical clip for tissue. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 5, 2005: US06913607 (293 worldwide citation)

A self-closing fastener is described that comprises a clip passable through a tissue opening. The fastener is adapted for holding by a mechanism in an open configuration for passing through the tissue, followed by releasing the fastener from the holding mechanism, allowing the clip to remain in the ...


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Thomas D Petite: System and method for accessing residential monitoring devices. StatSignal IPC, Troutman Sanders, Ryan A Schneider, James E Schutz, July 5, 2005: US06914533 (241 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for accessing home monitoring devices remotely via a distributed wide-area network (WAN). More specifically, the present invention is directed towards smoke detector system, which monitors for the presence of smoke and communicates the smoke c ...


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Anthony J Baerlocher, Ryan W Cuddy: Gaming device having a re-triggering symbol bonus scheme. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, July 5, 2005: US06913532 (223 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a gaming device having a bonus scheme wherein a combination of bonus symbols trigger a bonus game and any one of the bonus symbols in the bonus game provides a player with an award. The award may be an extension of the bonus game by providing the player with additional ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Brian S Tomko, July 5, 2005: US06913600 (222 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...