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William T Donofrio: Detection circuitry for surgical handpiece system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne Kreger, December 20, 2005: US06977495 (327 worldwide citation)

Various circuit configurations for use in switch assembly used in a surgical hand piece system are provided. The circuit configuration provide a number of functions such as permitting the presence and direction of conductivity to be detected. The circuit configurations also provide a means for detec ...


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Mark Gelfand, Howard R Levin: Methods and devices for renal nerve blocking. Ardian, Perkins Coie, December 20, 2005: US06978174 (308 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treatment of cardiac and renal diseases associated with the elevated sympathetic renal nerve activity by implanting a device to block the renal nerve signals to and from the kidney. The device can be a drug pump eluting implant for targeted delivery of a nerve-blocking age ...


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Scott Thomas Mazar, Yatheendhar D Manicka: Advanced patient management system including interrogator/transceiver unit. Cardiac Pacemakers, Merchant & Gould P C, December 20, 2005: US06978182 (220 worldwide citation)

An advanced patient management system including at least one device that is implanted in a patient, the device being configured to measure physiological attributes of the patient and provide therapy to the patient. The advanced patient management system may also include an interrogator/transceiver u ...


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Danny Rittman, Micha Oren: Photomask for eliminating antenna effects in an integrated circuit and integrated circuit manufacture with same. Toppan Photomasks, Baker Botts L, December 20, 2005: US06978437 (213 worldwide citation)

A photomask for eliminating antenna effects in an integrated circuit and integrated circuit manufactured with the photomask are disclosed. The photomask includes a substrate and a patterned layer formed on at least a portion of the substrate. The patterned layer may be formed using a mask pattern fi ...


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Jeffrey D Messerly: Blades with functional balance asymmetries for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 20, 2005: US06976969 (213 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ultrasonic surgical instrument that combines end-effector geometry to best affect the multiple functions of a shears-type configuration. The shape of the blade is characterized by a radiused cut offset by some distance to form a curved geometry. The cut creates a curved surface with ...


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Michael Kotzin: Method and apparatus for virtually expanding a display. Motorola, Lawrence J Chapa, December 20, 2005: US06977675 (178 worldwide citation)

A display circuit for use in a hand held device is provided, which virtually expands the image displayed. The display circuit includes a display, a memory, a motion sensor, and a controller. The display has a predetermined size, and the memory has stored therein an image, which has an image size, th ...


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Michel L Côté, Christophe Pierrat: Design data format and hierarchy management for phase processing. Synopsys, Bever Hoffman & Harms, Jeanette S Harms, December 20, 2005: US06978436 (177 worldwide citation)

Definition of a phase shifting layout from an original layout can be time consuming. If the original layout is divided into useful groups, i.e. clusters that can be independently processed, then the phase shifting process can be performed more rapidly. If the shapes on the layout are enlarged, then ...


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Mark Kantrowitz: Method and apparatus for efficient identification of duplicate and near-duplicate documents and text spans using high-discriminability text fragments. Justsystem Corporation, The Webb Law Firm, December 20, 2005: US06978419 (169 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computer-assisted method for finding duplicate or near-duplicate documents or text spans within a document collection by using high-discriminability text fragments. Distinctive features of the documents or text spans are identified. For each pair of documents or text spans with at lea ...


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Walter Clark Milliken: Systems and methods for network performance measurement using packet signature collection. BBNT Solutions, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, December 20, 2005: US06978223 (165 worldwide citation)

A system for measuring network performance parameters includes multiple network nodes (125) and at least one collection agent (130). Each of the multiple network nodes (125) calculates signature values for received packets. Each of the signature values includes an identifier for a corresponding pack ...


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Willem Bulthuis, Yevgeniy Eugene Shteyn, Mieko Kusano, Robert Lambourne, Lisa Holzhauser: Hand-ear user interface for hand-held device. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Kevin H Fortin, December 20, 2005: US06978127 (165 worldwide citation)

A hand-held information processing device, such as a mobile phone, has a thumb wheel that lets the user scan a circular array of options. Each respective one of the options is represented by a respective audio output that gets played out when the wheel is turned a notch up or down. This enables the ...



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