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Frederick E Shelton IV, Eugene L Timperman: Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 5, 2006: US07143925 (456 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. The handle produces multiple firing strokes to reduce the required amount of force required to fire (i.e., stap ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Kevin Ross Doll, Douglas B Hoffman, Michael Earl Setser, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 5, 2006: US07143926 (423 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Isaac K Elliott: System, method and article of manufacture for selecting a gateway of a hybrid communication system architecture. MCI Communications Corporation, December 5, 2006: US07145898 (413 worldwide citation)

Telephone calls, data and other multimedia information is routed through a hybrid network which includes transfer of information across the internet utilizing telephony routing information and internet protocol address information. A media order entry captures complete user profile information for a ...


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Ron M Redlich, Martin A Nemzow: Data security system and method responsive to electronic attacks. Digital Doors, Robert C Kain Jr, Fleit Kain, December 5, 2006: US07146644 (391 worldwide citation)

An adaptive method, system and program for securing data against a plurality of electronic and environmental events directed at computers utilizes a hacking monitor which generates attack warnings (such as a hacking warning) dependent upon the severity of the attack. Based upon these warnings, data ...


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Paul A Scirica, Stanislaw Marczyk: Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 5, 2006: US07143924 (366 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a loading unit for use with a surgical stapling apparatus. The loading unit includes a housing portion having a distal end and a proximal end, a drive assembly slidably supported within the housing portion of the loading unit, and a locking member supported on the ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Michael Earl Setser, William Bruce Weisenburgh II: Surgical stapling instrument having a firing lockout for an unclosed anvil. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 5, 2006: US07143923 (359 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures simultaneously severs and staples tissue clamped in an end effector comprising an elongate channel, which holds a staple cartridge, and a pivotally attached anvil. An E-beam firing bar engages the channel and selectively engag ...


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William Gorman, John T Garibotto, J Christopher Flaherty, John R Bussiere, Gaurav Rohatgi: Dispenser components and methods for patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, December 5, 2006: US07144384 (216 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly, a reservoir including a side wall extending towards an outlet connected to the exit port assembly, a threaded lead screw received at least partly in the reservoir and longitudinally extending towards the outlet, and a plunge ...


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Paul S Martin, Franklin J Wall Jr: LED lamp heat sink. Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, Patent Law Group, December 5, 2006: US07144135 (211 worldwide citation)

An LED lamp includes an exterior shell that has the same form factor as a conventional incandescent light bulb, such as a PAR type bulb. The LED lamp includes an optical reflector that is disposed within the shell and that directs the light emitted from one or more LEDs. The optical reflector and sh ...


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Labeeb K Ismail, Amar N Gogoi, Manu Mehta: Method and apparatus for delivery of targeted video programming. Metabyte Networks, Kenneth L Sherman Esq, Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, December 5, 2006: US07146627 (167 worldwide citation)

A system residing preferably in a television set-top box monitors the television watching habits of one or more viewers and creates one or more profiles for each viewers descriptive of various characteristics of each viewers, including television watching preferences and demographics. The set-top bo ...



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