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Erwin Meinders
Martijn Henri Richard Lankhorst, Franciscus Petrus Widdershoven, Robertus Adrianus Maria Wolters, Wilhelmus Sebastianus Marcus Maria Ketelaars, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Electric device with phase change material and method of manufacturing the same. Koninklijke Phillips Electronics, Peter Zawilski, October 10, 2006: US07119353 (15 worldwide citation)

The electric device (100) has a body (102) having a resistor (107) comprising a phase change material being changeable between a first phase and a second phase. The resistor (107) has a first electrical resistance when the phase change material is in the first phase, and a second electrical resistan ...


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Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, George G Barclay, Peter Trefonas III, Wang Yueh: Polymer and photoresist compositions. Shipley Company, S Matthew Cairns, October 10, 2006: US07118847

Disclosed are spirocyclic olefin polymers, methods of preparing spirocyclic olefin polymers, photresist compositions including spirocyclic olefin resin binders and methods of forming relief images using such photoresist compositions.


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Bob Ware
David L Johnson, Robert G Tinger, Robert A Ware, John S Buchanan, Xiaobing Feng, Shifang Luo, Gary D Mohr: Manufacture of xylenes using reformate. ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Xiaobing Feng, October 10, 2006: US07119239 (9 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for the production of xylenes from reformate. The process is carried out by methylating under conditions effective for the methylation, the benzene/toluene present in the reformate outside the reforming loop, to produce a resulting product having a higher xylenes content than t ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff D Wilson, Modjtaba Ghoudoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, October 10, 2006: US07118582 (385 worldwide citation)

A medical system which has a robotic arm that can move a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument is coupled to a tool driver of the arm that allows for a quick connect and disconnect of the instrument. The system does not require any tools to attach the surgical instrument to the tool driver. T ...


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Sean T Dycus, David Farascioni: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, October 10, 2006: US07118587 (283 worldwide citation)

A electrosurgical instrument includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto which connects a pair of first and second jaw members in an opposing manner relative to one another. The jaw members are movable relative to one another from a first open position wherein the jaw members are disposed in ...


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Jin Po Lee: Biosensors having improved sample application and uses thereof. Morrison & Foerster, October 10, 2006: US07118667 (278 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to biosensors having improved sample application and measuring properties and their uses for detection, preferably, quantitative measurement, of analyte in a liquid sample. In particular, the invention provides for a biosensor having a sample application, reaction area ...


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Boris Beyersdorff, Thierry Marnay: Instrument for inserting intervertebral implants. Spine Solutions, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Marvin Petry, October 10, 2006: US07118580 (252 worldwide citation)

In an insertion instrument for a three-piece intervertebral implant that includes an upper part that can be placed against a vertebra, a lower part that can be placed against the adjacent vertebra, and a pivot element that can be inserted between these two parts, the instrument having two arms, disp ...


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Jerry A Krill: Ingestible medical payload carrying capsule with wireless communication. The Johns Hopkins University, Albert J Fasulo II, October 10, 2006: US07118531 (243 worldwide citation)

A medical capsule is provided which includes at least a housing, transceiver, ultrasonic transducer(s), a power source, a microprocessor, and is capable of carrying a medical payload. The capsule is ingestible or implantible in a human or animal body and communicates wirelessly via ultrasonic signal ...


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Philip M Tetzlaff, James S Cunningham, Michael C Moses, Roger F Smith, Kristin D Johnson, Paul R Romero: Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes. Sherwood Services, October 10, 2006: US07118570 (226 worldwide citation)

A removable electrode assembly for use in combination with a forcep having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing which is removably engageable with the forceps and a pair of electrodes which ...


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Paul G Ritchie, Robert Mason Trusty, Jane A Sheetz: Medical treatment system with energy delivery device for limiting reuse. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 10, 2006: US07118564 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an energy delivery device for use with a medical treatment system for the more efficacious treatment of patients during laser surgery which limits the number of uses or prevents reuse of the energy delivery device after a certain threshold limit has been reached. The e ...



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