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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 (545 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 (522 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 (334 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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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 (296 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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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 (293 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 (282 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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Royce Johnson, David Tumey: Biocompatible wound dressing. KCI Licensing, July 4, 2006: US07070584 (259 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible wound dressing comprised of a pad for insertion substantially into a wound site and a wound drape for sealing enclosure of the foam pad at the wound site. The pad, comprised of a foam or other like material having relatively few open cells in contact with the areas upon which cell gr ...


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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 (258 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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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 (252 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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