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Katherina Babich
Marie Angelopoulos, Katherina Babich, S Jay Chey, Michael Straight Hibbs, Robert N Lang, Arpan Pravin Mahorowala, Kenneth Christopher Racette: Attenuated embedded phase shift photomask blanks. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Daniel P Morris Esq, December 27, 2005: US06979518

An attenuating embedded phase shift photomask blank that produces a phase shift of the transmitted light is formed with an optically translucent film made of metal, silicon, nitrogen and oxygen. An etch stop layer is added to improve the etch selectivity of the phase shifting layer. A wide range of ...


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William H Eby, William K Rhodes: Soybean cultivar S030010. Stine Seed Farm, Monsanto Technology, Jondle & Associates P C, December 27, 2005: US06979760 (819 worldwide citation)

A novel soybean cultivar, designated S030010, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar S030010, to the plants of soybean S030010 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar S030010 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention fu ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 27, 2005: US06978921 (698 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to dri ...


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Federico Bilotti, Mark Neurohr, Laszlo Csiky: Surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 27, 2005: US06978922 (461 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument comprises a frame having a body portion and a handle. A staple fastening assembly is provided in the distal region of the instrument and includes a cartridge device, which comprises at least one closed row (10, 12) of staples, and an anvil. The anvil is movable relativ ...


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Ammar Al Ali: Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 27, 2005: US06979812 (421 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the present invention include systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a pulse oximetry sensor. According to one embodiment, the system includes an oximeter that monitors the amount of use for a given sensor. The oximeter and/or the sensor may advantageously include a visual ...


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Alfred E Mann, James D Causey III, Alan Haubach, Luis J Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt: External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, December 27, 2005: US06979326 (393 worldwide citation)

An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. T ...


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Yochai Konig, Roy Twersky, Michael R Berthold: Automatic, personalized online information and product services. Utopy, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, December 27, 2005: US06981040 (384 worldwide citation)

A method for providing automatic, personalized information services to a computer user includes the following steps: transparently monitoring user interactions with data during normal use of the computer; updating user-specific data files including a set of user-related documents; estimating paramet ...


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Daniel A Arganbright, Dave Bamborough, Randy S Bancino, James G Blodgett, Bruce H Carlson, William Dangl, William Hazard, Robin Horder Koop, Jim Hunking, Aaron M Kamphuis, Gregory J Lang, Gary A Mahieu, Kathryn E McCormick, Kenneth J McDonald, John P Parker, Andrew J Popp, Kelly K Savage, Steven R Visser, Claire Zevalkink: Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity. Quixtar Investments, James L Katz, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, December 27, 2005: US06980962 (301 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing complete electronic commerce (“E-Commerce”) transactions and solutions for a marketing company's products via the World Wide Web, including facilities for signing up new customers and recruiting, training and supporting new Indep ...


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Farhad Bybordi, John J Biggie, Lydia B Biggie, John A Dawson: Closed wound drainage system. NeoGen Technologies, Jenkens & Gilchrist, December 27, 2005: US06979324 (291 worldwide citation)

A portable closed wound drainage system that uses a pouch shaped dressing which is inserted into a wound. At least a portion of the outer surface of the pouch is porous to allow exudates to enter. Exudates are removed from the pouch by flexible tubing which is secured inside the pouch at one end, an ...


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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, Eric J Walstra, Alan R Watson, G Bruce Poe, John K Roberts, Wayne J Rumsey: Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, December 27, 2005: US06980092 (269 worldwide citation)

A vehicle communication and control system is provided that may be more readily installed in a vehicle and that utilizes minimal additional wiring. According to some of the disclosed embodiments, the electrical components of the “brick” of a communication and control system are integrated into a rea ...



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