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Matthias Bauer
Matthias Bauer, Wolfgang Ecker, Renate Henftling, Martin Zambaldi, Andreas Zinn: Method for connecting test bench elements and shell device. Infineon Technologies, Jenkins Wilson & Taylor P A, February 21, 2006: US07003422 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for connecting test bench elements (102a–102f), and a shell device, a test bench element shell (201) partially or completely surrounding a circuit unit (101) to be verified, so that test bench elements (102a–102f) can be connected to the test bench element shell (201) ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, Brian J Hemmelgarn: Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surger, February 21, 2006: US07000818 (737 worldwide citation)

A surgical severing and stapling instrument clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar affirmatively maintains a desired spacing while severing and stapling tissue by longitudinally engaging the anvil and elongate channel. Separate ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 21, 2006: US07000819 (580 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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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 devices and methods of use. Abbott Diabetes Care, Jackson & Co, February 21, 2006: US07003341 (539 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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Michael Henry Pittelkow, Mark David Olson: System and method for a reserved memory area shared by all redundant storage controllers. Xiotech Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, February 21, 2006: US07003688 (456 worldwide citation)

A fibre channel storage area network (SAN) provides virtualized storage space for a number of servers to a number of virtual disks implemented on various virtual redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) devices striped across a plurality of physical disk drives. The SAN includes plural controller ...


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James D Holker, Guillermo A Calle, Kevin D Branch, John J Mastrototaro, William P Van Antwerp, Nannette Van Antwerp: Analyte sensor method of making the same. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, February 21, 2006: US07003336 (444 worldwide citation)

A sensor and method of making the same for implantation in a body that includes a substrate with notches cut in the substrate to form a necked down region in the substrate; and at least one sensor electrode formed from one or more conductive layers. Preferably, the thickness of the substrate ranges ...


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Mohamed K Diab, Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali: Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 21, 2006: US07003339 (418 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus measure blood oxygenation in a subject. A first signal source applies a first input signal during a first time interval. A second signal source applies a second input signal during a second time interval. A detector detects a first parametric signal responsive to the first ...


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Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali: Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 21, 2006: US07003338 (403 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for separating a composite signal into a plurality of signals is described. A signal processor receives a composite signal and separates a composite signal in to separate output signals. Feedback from one or more of the output signals is provided to a configuration module t ...


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James Say, Michael F Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S Vreeke: Electrochemical analyte sensor. Abbott Diabetes Care, Merchant & Gould P C, February 21, 2006: US07003340 (376 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical analyte sensor formed using conductive traces on a substrate can be used for determining and/or monitoring a level of analyte in in vitro or in vivo analyte-containing fluids. For example, an implantable sensor may be used for the continuous or automatic monitoring of a level of a ...


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Michele M Covell, Michael Hongmai Lin, Ali Rahimi, Michael Harville, Trevor J Darrell, John I Woodfill, Harlyn Baker, Gaile G Gordon: Three dimensional object pose estimation which employs dense depth information. Vulcan Patents, Van Pelt Yi & James, February 21, 2006: US07003134 (316 worldwide citation)

Dense range data obtained at real-time rates is employed to estimate the pose of an articulated figure. In one approach, the range data is used in combination with a model of connected patches. Each patch is the planar convex hull of two circles, and a recursive procedure is carried out to determine ...



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