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Hideki Hyodoh, Andras Konya, Kenneth C Wright: Woven intravascular devices and methods for making the same and apparatus for delivery of the same. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Fulbright & Jaworski L, March 28, 2006: US07018401 (287 worldwide citation)

Self-expandable, woven intravascular devices for use as stents (both straight and tapered), filters (both temporary and permanent) and occluders for insertion and implantation into a variety of anatomical structures. The devices may be formed from shape memory metals such as nitinol. The devices may ...


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William F McKay: Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 28, 2006: US07018415 (281 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc space implant includes spaced-apart bone engagement portions that define an intermediate chamber that holds bone growth inducing material into contact with adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant is expandable to establish and maintain desired intervertebral spacing during fusi ...


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Michael J Tierney: Highly catalytic screen-printing ink. Animas Technologies, RatnerPrestia, March 28, 2006: US07018568 (262 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to conductive polymer compositions, catalytic ink compositions (e.g., for use in screen-printing), electrodes produced by deposition of an ink composition, methods of making, and methods of using thereof. An exemplary ink material comprises platinum black and/or platinum-on ...


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Farrukh S Najmi: Methods and apparatus for indexing content. Sun Microsystems, Chapin IP Law, Barry W Chapin Esq, March 28, 2006: US07020654 (252 worldwide citation)

Mechanisms and techniques provide a system that operates in a computerized device to index content. Such a system allows registration of content indexing services and then receives repository content of at least one type. The system identifies a content indexing service associated with the at least ...


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Roman Turovskiy, Richard O Murphy: Medical device introducer and obturator. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Edwards Lifesciences, March 28, 2006: US07018390 (249 worldwide citation)

An introducer having an elongate tubular member and a device connector releasably attached to a proximal end of the tubular member. The introducer allows exchange of medical instruments, such as a blood filter and cardioplegia catheter, through a single lumen. An obturator having a retractable blade ...


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Olivier Colliou, Kevin Nason, Harm TenHoff, Mir A Imran, Ted Layman: Gastric device and suction assisted method for implanting a device on a stomach wall. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, March 28, 2006: US07020531 (248 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating a patient is provided where a functional device is attached to a stomach wall. The device in one embodiment provides electrical stimulation of the stomach wall. The device may also have other functional aspects such as a sensor for sensing vari ...


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Troy D Drewry, Fred J Molz: Flexible spinal stabilization system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 28, 2006: US07018379 (247 worldwide citation)

Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partia ...


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Jay Rod Walton, John W Ketchum, Mark Wallace, Irina Medvedev: Resource allocation for MIMO-OFDM communication systems. Qualcomm Incorporated, Dmitry R Milikovsky, Sandip S, Philip Wadsworth, March 28, 2006: US07020110 (232 worldwide citation)

Techniques to schedule terminals for data transmission on the downlink and/or uplink in a MIMO-OFDM system based on the spatial and/or frequency “signatures” of the terminals. A scheduler forms one or more sets of terminals for possible (downlink or uplink) data transmission for each of a number of ...


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James R Perry, Kevin D Snow, Darryl Black: Distributed user management information in telecommunications networks. Ciena, Thomas J Engellenner, Reza Mollaaghababa, Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 28, 2006: US07020696 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for implementing distributed user management information in telecommunications networks. At least a portion of a user's management information is stored in a team session file that is accessible by a network management system (NMS) client. For ex ...


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Peter Ziemer: Multistep gear. ZF Friedrichshafen, Davis & Bujold P L L C, March 28, 2006: US07018319 (218 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a multi-step gear, comprising a drive shaft (1) linked with a front-mounted gear train (VS), an output shaft (2) linked with a rear-mounted gear train (NS), and maximally seven shift elements (A, B, C, D, E, D′, A′) through the selective shifting of which at least seven forw ...



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