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Elias Nemer
Elias J Nemer: Reducing acoustic noise in wireless and landline based telephony. Nortel Networks, Mintz Levin CohnFerris Glovsky and Popeo PC, June 6, 2006: US07058572 (37 worldwide citation)

Acoustic noise for wireless or landline telephony is reduced through optimal filtering in which each frequency band of every time frame is filtered as a function of the estimated signal-to-noise ratio and the estimated total noise energy for the frame. Non-speech bands and other special frames are f ...


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Randy Ekl
Randy L Ekl, George Popovich, Shmuel Silverman, Robert D LoGalbo: Method for performing a seamless handoff in a communication system. Motorola, Terri S Hughes, Indira Saladi, June 6, 2006: US07058030 (4 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for performing handoff in a communication system of access points and a mobile station, where the mobile station is associated with a first access point. The first access point receives a first transmission at a first signal quality from the mobile station and receives a second ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 6, 2006: US07055731 (599 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firin ...


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John F Gayton: Method for applying tissue fastener. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 6, 2006: US07056330 (436 worldwide citation)

A method for applying a surgical fastener including the steps of providing a fastener applier having an elongated shaft with at least one fastener located within the elongated shaft. The fastener has a pair of bosses extending laterally therefrom. The fastener has an open and closed position. The me ...


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Evan Hildreth, Francis MacDougall: Multiple camera control system. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, June 6, 2006: US07058204 (432 worldwide citation)

A multiple camera tracking system for interfacing with an application program running on a computer is provided. The tracking system includes two or more video cameras arranged to provide different viewpoints of a region of interest, and are operable to produce a series of video images. A processor ...


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Karl H Ehrenfels, David Ivanko, Randolph F Lehn, Roberto Pedros, Csaba L Rethy, Frank J Viola: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 6, 2006: US07055730 (406 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section with the cartridge and anvil half-sections being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a fully clamped position. The apparatus includes a replaceable staple cartridge assembly havi ...


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John Bernard Buse, Alan Charles Moses: Methods of determining concentration of glucose. TheraSense, Merchant & Gould P C, June 6, 2006: US07058437 (326 worldwide citation)

A region of skin, other than the fingertips, is stimulated. After stimulation, an opening is created in the skin (e.g., by lancing the skin) to cause a flow of body fluid from the region. At least a portion of this body fluid is transported to a testing device where the concentration of analyte (e.g ...


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Joel S Douglas: Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same. Sterling Medivations, Altera Law Group, June 6, 2006: US07056302 (320 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting at least a portion of an insertion set through the surface of a tissue, having: an inserter with a moveable plunger disposed within a cavity therein; an insertion set holder received into the distal end of the cavity; and an insertion set received into the insertion set holder ...


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Stephen Martone, Katsumi Oneda: Endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, June 6, 2006: US07056284 (295 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance are disclosed. In one embodiment, an endoscope assembly includes a sheath having a body portion adapted to at least partially encapsulate an endoscopic insertion tube, and a working ...


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Terry T Yu, Robert W Hammond, Von K McConnell, Baoquan Zhang: Method and system for wireless instant messaging. Sprint Spectrum, June 6, 2006: US07058036 (286 worldwide citation)

A wireless instant messaging system is disclosed. A mobile station (MS), such as a cellular telephone for instance, may be registered with an instant messaging (IM) server as being available to receive instant messages via an IM proxy. A user at an IM client terminal may then send an instant message ...



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