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Craig Allen
Michael A Laskaris, Allen Craig: Compressed air foam pumping system. Hale Products, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, January 31, 2006: US06991041 (24 worldwide citation)

A compressed air foam system for use in extinguishing fire includes a conduit, a water flow sensor, a foam proportioning apparatus, an air conduit, an air flow sensor, an air flow control valve and a system controller. The water flow sensor is configured to sense a water flow rate through the condui ...


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Eb Eshun
Douglas D Coolbaugh, John M Cotte, Ebenezer E Eshun, Kenneth J Stein, Kunal Vaed, Richard P Volant: Damascene integration scheme for developing metal-insulator-metal capacitors. International Business Machines Corporation, DeLio & Peterson, January 31, 2006: US06992344 (9 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to unique high-surface area BEOL capacitor structures with high-k dielectric layers and methods for fabricating the same. These high-surface area BEOL capacitor structures may be used in analog and mixed signal applications. The capacitor is formed within a trench with pede ...


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Massi E Kiani, Robert A Smith, David R Tobler: Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 31, 2006: US06993371 (518 worldwide citation)

An adapter allows the interconnection of a sensor originating from one manufacturer to be coupled with conventionally incompatible monitors originating from other manufacturers to form a properly functioning pulse oximetry system. The adapter matches a sensor driver in a monitor to the current requi ...


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Guy Cohen: Method circuit and system for read error detection in a non-volatile memory array. Saifun Semiconductors, Eitan Law Group, January 31, 2006: US06992932 (309 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method, circuit and system for determining a reference voltage to be used in reading cells programmed to a given program state. Some embodiments of the present invention relate to a system, method and circuit for establishing a set of operating reference cells to be used i ...


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Kerry Bradley, James R Thacker: Apparatus and method for determining the relative position and orientation of neurostimulation leads. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Victoria A Poissant, January 31, 2006: US06993384 (274 worldwide citation)

Interelectrode impedance or electric field potential measurements are used to determine the relative orientation of one lead to other leads in the spinal column or other body/tissue location. Interelectrode impedance is determined by measuring impedance vectors. The value of the impedance vector is ...


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Kevin D Hunter: Automatic access of internet content with a camera-enabled cell phone. Neomedia Technologies, Anthony R Barkume P C, January 31, 2006: US06993573 (257 worldwide citation)

A camera-enabled cell phone that is adapted to image a machine readable code such as a bar code, decode the bar code, send the bar code data over the Internet to a resolution server that will return an associated URL that will link the camera phone to content on an information server. Thus, by takin ...


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Akhil J Madhani, J Kenneth Salisbury: Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity. Intuitive Surgical, Lynn Thompson, Townsend Townsend & Crew, January 31, 2006: US06991627 (241 worldwide citation)

An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force reflection. A unique cable and pulley drive system operates to reduce friction and enhance force reflect ...


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Ronald J Schnipke, David B Erhart: Robotic loader for surgical stapling cartridge. The Schnipke Family Liability Company, Jason H Foster, Kremblas Foster Phillips & Pollick, January 31, 2006: US06990796 (235 worldwide citation)

A means and method for inserting drivers into a surgical stapling cartridge, including a pallet that holds the cartridge firmly. The pallet has a central slot and laterally positioned lip members that are biased toward the slot. The cartridge is positioned in the slot and the lip members are release ...


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Vahid Saadat: Multi-barbed device for retaining tissue in apposition and methods of use. USGI Medical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 31, 2006: US06991643 (234 worldwide citation)

A multi-barbed apparatus is provided, and methods of use, for penetrating two sides of a wound and holding the edges in apposition. The apparatus may be inserted within a wound or underneath the skin, and mechanically adheres the two sides of the wound together. The apparatus includes a biocompatibl ...


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Barry N Gellman, Jianmin Li, Jozef Slanda: System for implanting an implant and method thereof. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, January 31, 2006: US06991597 (221 worldwide citation)

A system for implanting an implant and method thereof is disclosed. In general overview, the system includes an implant, an envelope enclosing the implant, a delivery assembly and an attachment piece for attaching the envelope or implant to the delivery assembly. The envelope may include a drug coat ...