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Kenneth S Wales, Douglas B Hoffman, Frederick E Shelton IV, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 26, 2006: US07111769 (583 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by including an end effector having a geared articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A hollow articulation drive tube transfers the rotation motion in some versions to a spear ge ...


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James A Peterson, Christopher J Sperry, Joseph M Gryskiewicz, Delmer L Smith: Dynamic bioabsorbable fastener for use in wound closure. Incisive Surgical, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, September 26, 2006: US07112214 (366 worldwide citation)

A fastener for insertion into pierced openings of a tissue wound has a body formed of a generally bioabsorbable polymer defining an initial capture area internal to the body. The body includes a pair of arms, each with an inwardly projecting cleat operably joined at an elbow portion defining an inte ...


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Ying Sun, Ralph W Oakeson, Stephen J Wisniewski, Jonas C T Wang: Tissue electroperforation for enhanced drug delivery. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, William E McGowan, September 26, 2006: US07113821 (319 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method and a device for transporting a molecule through a mammalian barrier membrane of at least one layer of cells comprising the steps of: ablating the membrane with an electric current from a treatment electrode; and utilizing a driving force to move the molecul ...


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Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck, James A Baker: Electrosurgical instrument and method of use. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 26, 2006: US07112201 (277 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and method for creating thermal welds in engaged tissue. In one embodiment, at least one jaw of the instrument defines a tissue engagement plane carrying a conductive-resistive matrix of a conductively-doped non-conductive elastomer. The engagement surface portions ...


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Subutai Ahmad, G Scott France: Method for video enabled electronic commerce. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, September 26, 2006: US07113918 (272 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for conducting commerce over a network via vision-enabled content. First, content is encoded to convert it into vision-enabled content. Payment is received for vision-enabling the content. Also, a program to decode the vision-enabled content is provided. Finally, the vision-enab ...


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Geoffrey B Rhoads: Embedding auxiliary signals with multiple components into media signals. Digimarc Corporation, September 26, 2006: US07113614 (237 worldwide citation)

A digital watermark system embeds auxiliary signals in multimedia types, including audio, still and moving images, and physical objects. These auxiliary signals, referred to as digital watermarks, include multiple components that can perform differing functions and that are embedded with different l ...


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Joseph R Hedrick, Binh T Nguyen, Mike Kinsley: Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, September 26, 2006: US07112138 (211 worldwide citation)

A disclosed a player tracking unit provides a multimedia interface with a display and an interface to one or more sound projection devices and a multimedia board for processing digitally formatted program files for output on the multimedia interface. The player tracking unit may provide menus of aud ...


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Ioan Cosmescu: Multifunctional telescopic monopolar/bipolar surgical device and method therefore. Snell & Wilmer L, September 26, 2006: US07112199 (205 worldwide citation)

A multifunctional telescopic monopolar/bipolar electrosurgery pencil is disclosed for use with an electrosurgery unit (ESU). The monopolar/bipolar electrosurgery pencil includes a bipolar electrode having an insulator sandwiched between an active electrode and a return electrode wherein the bipolar ...


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Jerome F McAleer, Manuel Alvarez Icaza, Geoff Hall, Elliot V Plotkin, David Scott, Oliver W H Davies: Disposable test strips with integrated reagent/blood separation layer. Lifescan Scotland, September 26, 2006: US07112265 (194 worldwide citation)

An improved disposable glucose test strip for use in a test meter of the type which receives a disposable test strip and a sample of blood from a patient and performs an electrochemical analysis using a non-conductive integrated reagent/blood separation layer (17) containing a filler, an enzyme effe ...



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