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James Reuss
James L Reuss, Gerhard von der Ruhr, Dennis E Bahr, Michael T Larsen: Limited use medical probe. OB Scientific, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren sc, May 23, 2006: US07048687 (410 worldwide citation)

A limited use medical probe is disclosed, including a memory for maintaining a use value. The medical probe is coupled to a medical device that inhibits its function when the use value reaches a predetermined threshold value, preventing improper use of the probe. The probe memory may also store iden ...


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Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Suzanne M Scott, James M Corliss: Inflator/sealer device for inflatable packaging cushion. Sealed Air Corporation, Daniel B Ruble, May 23, 2006: US07048025 (5 worldwide citation)

An inflator/sealer machine useful for inflating and sealing an inflatable cushion having a resistance wire that extends across the inlet of the inflatable cushion. The machine includes an inflation tube, a seal bar, and an anvil. The inflation tube is connected to a source of inflation fluid and has ...


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Katsutoshi Takeda, Masao Isomura: Method for forming ZnO film, method for forming ZnO semiconductor layer, method for fabricating semiconductor device, and semiconductor device. Sanyo Electric, Darby & Darby, May 23, 2006: US07049190 (2159 worldwide citation)

A ZnO buffer layer having an electric conductivity of 1×10−9 S/cm or lower or alternatively a ZnO buffer layer having a diffraction peak of a crystal face other than (002) and (004) in X-ray diffraction is formed on a substrate by sputtering. A ZnO semiconductor layer is formed on the ZnO buffer lay ...


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James C Robinson, Paul Wisnewski, Jonathan Blackwell, W Barry Null: Device for fixation of spinous processes. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, May 23, 2006: US07048736 (324 worldwide citation)

A fixation device for use in association with ALIF procedures includes a couple of spaced plates having integral spikes on facing surfaces thereof for pressing into spinal processes of adjacent vertebrae. One of the plates has a spherical socket which captures a spherical head end of a post whose ot ...


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George V Paul, Glenn J Beach, Charles J Cohen, Charles J Jacobus: Tracking and gesture recognition system particularly suited to vehicular control applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, May 23, 2006: US07050606 (319 worldwide citation)

A system and method tracks the movements of a driver or passenger in a vehicle (ground, water, air, or other) and controls devices in accordance with position, motion, and/or body or hand gestures or movements. According to one embodiment, an operator or passenger uses the invention to control comfo ...


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Sergey Savastiouk, Patrick B Halahan, Sam Kao: Integrated circuits and packaging substrates with cavities, and attachment methods including insertion of protruding contact pads into cavities. Tru Si Technologies, Michael Shenker, MacPherson Kwok Chen & Heid, May 23, 2006: US07049170 (264 worldwide citation)

A packaging substrate (310) includes a semiconductor interposer (120) and at least one other intermediate substrate (110), e.g. a BT substrate. The semiconductor interposer has first contact pads (136C) attachable to dies (124) above the interposer, and second contact pads (340) attachable to circui ...


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Michael Hoey, Corbett Stone, Kevin Foley: Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, May 23, 2006: US07050848 (256 worldwide citation)

A system and method for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health or a known tissue by measuring the characteristics an electrical signal applied to conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the system and method may b ...


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Todd V Swanson: Method and apparatus for minimally invasive knee arthroplasty. Weide & Miller, May 23, 2006: US07048741 (221 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method for performing a minimally invasive knee arthroplasty and components for this procedure. The method involves creating an incision along the medial or lateral aspect of a patient's knee, exposing the knee joint, resecting the distal end of the femur, the proximal end of the ...


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Brian B Martin, Troy L Thornton: Suture fasteners and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 23, 2006: US07048754 (215 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatuses, systems, methods and kits for fastening sutures or similar devices used in medical surgical procedures. In particular, the present invention is suitable for use with percutaneous or minimally invasive procedures in which sutures are placed with catheter-ba ...


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Ian M Bennett: Speech-enabled server for internet website and method. Phoenix Solutions, J Nicholas Gross, May 23, 2006: US07050977 (207 worldwide citation)

An Internet-based server with speech support for enhanced interactivity is disclosed. This server hosts a server-side speech recognition engine and additional linguistic and database functions that cooperate to provide enhanced interactivity for clients so that their browsing experience is more sati ...



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