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Bruce K Jankowski: Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 4, 2006: US07070083 (513 worldwide citation)

Surgical stapling apparatus are disclosed including an anvil having a working surface with a shaped topography; and a staple cartridge, in juxtaposition with the anvil. The staple cartridge includes a working surface with shaped topography which is complementary to the shaped topography of the worki ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical working end for controlled energy delivery. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 4, 2006: US07070597 (474 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical working end for automatic modulation of active Rf density in a targeted tissue volume. The working end of the probe of the present invention defines a tissue-engagement surface of an elastomeric material with conductive elements that extend therethrough. In one embodiment, the exp ...


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Robert L Holman, Arthur Cox: Uniform illumination system. Digital Optics International Corporation, Michael D Rechtin, Foley & Lardner, July 4, 2006: US07072096 (321 worldwide citation)

A compact and efficient optical illumination system featuring planar multi-layered LED light source arrays concentrating their polarized or un-polarized output within a limited angular range. The optical system manipulates light emitted by a planar light emitters such as electrically-interconnected ...


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James O Robarts, Dan Newell, Kenneth H Abbott: Automated selection of appropriate information based on a computer users context. Tangis Corporation, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, July 4, 2006: US07073129 (279 worldwide citation)

A system filters received messages (e.g., unsolicited advertisements) to determine if they are appropriate for a user based on the non-static, constantly evolving, context of the user. The system can track the user's context by monitoring various environmental parameters, such as related to the user ...


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James V Brady Jr: System and method for locating and notifying a user of a person, place or thing having attributes matching the users stated preferences. Earthcomber, Patzik Frank & Samotny, July 4, 2006: US07071842 (260 worldwide citation)

A location-based and preference-based system and method for matching the profiles of the attributes and/or characteristics of persons, places and/or things with the expressed preferences of mobile users such as travelers, to alert and direct such users to any places having attributes matching the us ...


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Roy Lim, Kevin T Foley, Michael C Sherman: Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett P L L C, July 4, 2006: US07070598 (257 worldwide citation)

A minimaly invasive spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer is adjustable between a first orientation having a reduced size to facilitate insertion between the vertebral members. A second orientation has an enlarged size for contacting the vertebral members. The spacer includes ...


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Kate E Fey, Charles L Byers, Lee J Mandell: Space-saving packaging of electronic circuits. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Gary D Schnittgrund, July 4, 2006: US07071546 (241 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and packaging method for stacking a plurality of integrated circuit substrates, i.e., substrates having integrated circuits formed as integral portions of the substrates, which provides interconnection paths through the substrates to simplify electrical connections between the integrate ...


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Jens Egebjerg Nielsen: Infusion device and an adhesive sheet material and a release liner. Unomedical, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 4, 2006: US07070580 (236 worldwide citation)

An infusion device (1) comprising a housing (3) with an upper face plate (4) and a lower face plate (5) and an adhesive sheet material (101) placed on the lower face plate (5) for securing the infusion device (1) to the skin, the adhesive sheet material (101) comprising a backing layer (102) which h ...


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Ronald Adams, Michael Banik, Charles Pugsley: Controllable endoscopic sheath apparatus and related method of use. Scimed Life Systems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 4, 2006: US07070559 (232 worldwide citation)

A controllable sheath for optimizing the control of surgical instruments at the operation site includes a flexible sheath surrounding an endoscope and including a lumen extending along the walls of the sheath and adjacent to the endoscope. The lumen permits the passage of surgical instruments from t ...



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