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Jennifer Petoff
Raymond Gerard Hamilton, Morris Christopher Wills, Kirk Harold Moyer, Jennifer Lynn Petoff, Joseph Robert Adamo: Processes for preparing multimodal polymer particle compositions. Rohm and Haas Company, Marcella M Bodner, Paul S Chirgott, January 24, 2006: US06989410 (2 worldwide citation)

A multimodal polymer particle composition containing two or more populations of polymer particles having a total rubbery weight fraction of less than 90 weight percent is provided. Also disclosed is a process for preparing multimodal polymer particle compositions that can be dried to a powder. Multi ...


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Chris Christenson
Rick L Tabor, Patricio Jimenez Jr, Wayne R Wilkomm, Ralph D Priester Jr, Marty C Cornell, Chris P Christenson, Kimberly F Bennett, Peder E Danielsen, Jeffery D Zawisza: Method of manufacturing a filament formed reinforcement member and a run flat tire support therewith. The Dow Chemical Company, Locke Liddell & Sapp, January 24, 2006: US06989065 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a unitary run flat tire (RFT) reinforcement using filament material that is formed into a relatively rigid shape. The reinforcement is insertable into a mold for an RFT support and can maintain the needed structural rigidity for such insertion. Further, the invention p ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, January 24, 2006: US06988649 (591 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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James Say, Michael F Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S Vreeke, Keith A Friedman, Fredric C Colman: Analyte monitoring device and methods of use. TheraSense, Jackson & Co, January 24, 2006: US06990366 (468 worldwide citation)

An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing ...


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Avery Li Chun Wang, Julius O Smith III: System and methods for recognizing sound and music signals in high noise and distortion. Landmark Digital Services, Fulbright & Jaworski, January 24, 2006: US06990453 (448 worldwide citation)

A method for recognizing an audio sample locates an audio file that most closely matches the audio sample from a database indexing a large set of original recordings. Each indexed audio file is represented in the database index by a set of landmark timepoints and associated fingerprints. Landmarks o ...


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Richard F Schwemberger, Craig F Forester, Michael T Mather: Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh & Flaxman, January 24, 2006: US06988650 (429 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is adapted for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The surgical instrument includes a frame having a proximal end and a distal end, with a handle positioned at the proximal end and an end effector positioned at the distal end. The end effector is shaped a ...


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Randall T Lashinski, Matthew J Birdsall, Michael D Lesh: Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure. Edwards Lifesciences, David L Hauser, January 24, 2006: US06989028 (372 worldwide citation)

A medical apparatus and method suitable for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus. The apparatus comprises an elongate body having a proximal region and a distal region. Each of the proximal and distal regions is dimensioned to reside completely within the vascular system. ...


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Jeffrey W Allen, David S Brin, Chris M Coppin: Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly. Medtronic Vascular, January 24, 2006: US06989027 (299 worldwide citation)

The percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly of the present invention, and method of using the same, provides an elongate element and a temporary valve disposed on the elongate element. The temporary valve can comprise struts and a membrane attached to the struts. The elongate element can i ...


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David C Paul, Andrew Lee: Spine stabilization system. Globus Medical, Castellano Malm Ferrario & Buck PLLC, January 24, 2006: US06989011 (285 worldwide citation)

The invention generally concerns a spine stabilization system having one or more flexible elements having an opening or slit. The flexible element may be integrally formed in a rod having ends capable of receiving fasteners. The flexible element may limit rotation, flexion-extension, or lateral bend ...


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Joseph Belfiore, David Campbell, Steve Capps, Steven Cellini, Charles Fitzgerald, Vivek Gundotra, Mark Lucovsky, Paul Maritz, Amit Mital, Eric Rudder, Keith Short, Kaviraj Singh, Peter Spiro, Tandy Trower, David Vaskevitch: Distributed computing services platform. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, January 24, 2006: US06990513 (262 worldwide citation)

A server federation cooperatively interacts to fulfill service requests by communicating using data structures that follow a schema in which the meaning of the communicated data is implied by the schema. Thus, in addition to the data being communicated, the meaning of the data is also communication ...



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