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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 (288 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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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto, William Gorman, Timothy J Wood, Richard Morgan Moroney III: Flow restriction system and method for patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, March 28, 2006: US07018360 (287 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid, such as insulin for example, to a patient. The device includes a flow path having an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a reservoir connected to the exit port assembly. The device also includes a flow restriction system h ...


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Michael J Tierney: Highly catalytic screen-printing ink. Animas Technologies, RatnerPrestia, March 28, 2006: US07018568 (263 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 (250 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 (228 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 ...