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Sam W Bowman IV, Ronald J Lebel, Daniel H Villegas, John C Gord: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a telemetry system with predefined reception listening. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, September 27, 2005: US06950708 (468 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and an external device communicate with one another via telemetry messages that are receivable only during windows or listening periods. Each listening period is open for a prescribed period of time and is spaced from successive listening periods by a ...


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Ammar Al Ali: Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 27, 2005: US06950687 (457 worldwide citation)

A sensor has a connector adapted to electrically communicate with a physiological measurement instrument. A breakable conductor incorporated by the sensor transitions from a continuity state to a discontinuity state as the result of sensor wear. An isolation and communications element (ICE) has an i ...


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Charles J Cohen, Glenn Beach, Brook Cavell, Gene Foulk, Charles J Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George Paul: Gesture-controlled interfaces for self-service machines and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, September 27, 2005: US06950534 (386 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition interface for use in controlling self-service machines and other devices is disclosed. A gesture is defined as motions and kinematic poses generated by humans, animals, or machines. Specific body features are tracked, and static and motion gestures are interpreted. Motion gestu ...


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Karen L Fincher, Stanislaw Flasinski, Jack Q Wilkinson: Chimeric figwort mosaic virus-elongation factor 1 α promoters and methods of using them. Monsanto Technology, Gary M Bond, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, September 27, 2005: US06949696 (304 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel plant expression constructs. More specifically the present invention provides DNA constructs comprising 5′ regulatory sequences for modulating the expression of operably linked genes in plants.


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Anthony Verdes, Yuming Chen: Light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs. Dialight Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, September 27, 2005: US06948829 (259 worldwide citation)

A light emitting diode (LED) light bulb that includes plural individual elements as sub-assembly elements of the overall light bulb. Different sub-assembly elements of a lens, a LED printed circuit board, a housing also functioning as a heat sink, a lower housing, and other individual sub-assembly c ...


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Steffen Hansen: Membrane pump with stretchable pump membrane. Novo Nordisk, Marc A Began Esq, Reza Green Esq, Richard W Bosk Esq, September 27, 2005: US06948918 (232 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to membrane pumps for delivering liquids. More specifically, a pump is provided having a pump housing with a pump cavity formed between first and second wall portions thereof, and an pump membrane pump membrane having first and second membrane surfaces arranged within the pump ...


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Justin Abramson, Karl R Amundson, Guy M Danner, Gregg M Duthaler, Holly G Gates, Charles H Honeyman, Ara N Knaian, Ian D Morrison, Steven J O Neil, Richard J Paolini Jr, Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L Zalesky, Robert W Zehner, John Edward Cronin: Electro-optic displays, and methods for driving same. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, September 27, 2005: US06950220 (226 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and me ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Kevin Albert Maher, Margaret Ann Messier, Bruce Edmunds Roberts, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Harold J Vinegar: Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation. Shell Oil Company, September 27, 2005: US06948562 (218 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a relatively permeable formation containing heavy hydrocarbons in situ may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to a selected section of the formation. The heat provided to the selected section may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons in the selected section. A b ...


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Martin John McCaslin, Kenneth Young, Weijin Li, Kah Yuen Kam, Yimin Niu: Active fly height control crown actuator. Western Digital, Hogan & Hartson, September 27, 2005: US06950266 (190 worldwide citation)

A micro-actuator is comprised of a piezoelectric motor mounted on a flexure tongue with offsetting hinges, to perform a fine positioning of the magnetic read/write head. The substantial gain in the frequency response greatly improves the performance and accuracy of the track-follow control for fine ...



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