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Eugene Fitzgerald
Lisa McGill, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Yellow-green epitaxial transparent substrate-LEDs and lasers based on a strained-InGaP quantum well grown on an indirect bandgap substrate. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gauthier & Connors, January 17, 2006: US06987286 (7 worldwide citation)

A light-emitter structure is provided. The light emitter structure includes a platform. An Inx(AlyGa1-y)1-xP lower clad region is formed on the platform and has a lattice constant between approximately 5.49 Å and 5.62 Å. A strained quantum-well active region is formed on the lower clad region. An In ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, January 17, 2006: US06986451 (567 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Rodolfo A Morales, Niel F Starksen: Devices and methods for heart valve repair. Guided Delivery Systems, Morrison & Foerster, January 17, 2006: US06986775 (364 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices provide constriction of a heart valve annulus to treat cardiac valve regurgitation and other conditions. Embodiments typically include a device for attaching a cinching or tightening apparatus to a heart valve annulus to reduce the circumference of the annulus, thus reducing valv ...


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David C Paul, Andrew Lee: Spine stabilization system. Globus Medical, Castellano Malm Farrario & Buck PLLC, January 17, 2006: US06986771 (342 worldwide citation)

A spine stabilization system having one or more flexible elements with tubular structures with openings or slits. The flexible elements may limit rotation, flexion-extension, or lateral bending of the spine. The system also may have a locking mechanism that secures one or more flexible elements in a ...


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David S Breed, Wilbur E DuVall, Wendell C Johnson, Anatoliy V Kolomeyko, Oleksandr T Shostak: Wireless and powerless sensor and interrogator. Automotive Technologies International, Brian Roffe, January 17, 2006: US06988026 (313 worldwide citation)

Arrangement and method for monitoring a tire mounted to the vehicle in which a thermal radiation detecting device detects the temperature of the tire at different circumferential locations along the circumference of the tire. The detected temperatures of the tire are analyzed to determine, for examp ...


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John C Platt: Auto playlist generation with multiple seed songs. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, January 17, 2006: US06987221 (245 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and/or methods that generate playlist(s) for a library or collection of media items via selecting a plurality of seed items, at least one of which is an undesirable seed item. Some of the seed items are desirable indicating that a user prefers additional medi ...


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Steven Guttman, Joseph Ternasky: Client side, web-based spreadsheet. International Business Machines Corporation, Laura A Majerus, Rimma Budnitskaya, Janet M Skafer, January 17, 2006: US06988241 (210 worldwide citation)

A method and system that that allows a designer to create “spreadsheet” web pages, which can then be viewed and used by the designer and/or by other users. The described embodiments of the present invention allow people to collaborate and to share spreadsheets over the web. The described embodiment ...


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Perry J Mick: LED brightness control system for a wide-range of luminance control. Rockwell Collins, Nathan O Jensen, Kyle Eppele, January 17, 2006: US06987787 (187 worldwide citation)

The LED brightness control system for a wide range of luminance control includes a brightness control module that provides a pulse width modulation (PWM) control signal and a peak current control signal. A pulse width modulation (PWM) converter circuit receives the PWM control signal and converts it ...


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Graham Smith: Tissue repair system. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, January 17, 2006: US06986781 (184 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within bone and to receive a flexible member such that the flexible member can be pulled in a first direction while, without the aid of an enlarged portion on the flexible member, subsequent movement in a second, opposite direction can ...


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L Leonard Hacker: Patient-controlled medical information system and method. Roberts Abokhair & Mardula, January 17, 2006: US06988075 (178 worldwide citation)

An electronic medical record system and service is disclosed for centrally storing patients medical records electronically on a database for patient-controlled remote access by both patients and medical providers. The system stores a plurality of patient medical records on a medical information data ...